Hasbro Registers Scent Trademark for Play-Doh

Scent Trademark

While we most often think of trademarks as names, logos, or slogans, there are many other types as well.  A scent trademark is exceedingly rare, but does exist.  You might think that they would be more common.  After all, you frequently hear that scent strongly tied to memory.  However, it is difficult to register a … Read moreHasbro Registers Scent Trademark for Play-Doh

My Favorite Trademark Podcast Episodes

Trademark Podcast Episodes

You often hear that we are in a “Golden Age of Television.”  And while there are a lot of high-budget quality shows being made (such as Game of Thrones), television is not the Golden Age that I’m excited about.  Instead, my current obsession is taking a step back to the audio-only entertainment era.  I cannot … Read moreMy Favorite Trademark Podcast Episodes

Famous Copyright Cases: Name That “Tunes” Edition

Famous Copyright Cases

When it comes to music, it is impossible to be completely original.  All artists have influences that affect the music that they write.  And the songs that we hear sometimes lodge themselves in the back of our minds.  So whether conscious or not, new music can always be traced back to something that has been … Read moreFamous Copyright Cases: Name That “Tunes” Edition

Trademarks and Movie Trends: Hollywood’s Brand Reliance

Movie

A couple conversations I’ve had with friends in the last week or two inspired me to do a post here about films.  I’m certainly not a movie buff, but watching them is a hobby I really enjoy.  In the last few years, I believe that trademarks have had a major impact on the direction of Hollywood, and … Read moreTrademarks and Movie Trends: Hollywood’s Brand Reliance