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Trademarking

Can You Trademark a Sound?

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 09.30.2014 | Business
Deborah Sweeney

The first successful application for a sound mark was registered in 1978 and was filed by NBC. Thirty-five years out, it is still a notoriously long and difficult process. So when I'm asked by another business owner if they can trademark a sound, I always have to give a "yes, but..." answer for the following reasons.

America's Strangest Trademark Attempts

The Huffington Post | Alice Hines and Harry Bradford | Posted 10.08.2012 | Business

Trademark fights are no joke, even when they're over smiley faces. Over the years, companies large and small have attempted to lock down catchphras...