Which of the following is NOT a federally registered trademark?
- “Taco Tuesday,” as in LeBron James’s social media celebrations of eating tacos on Tuesdays
- “Three-peat,” as in winning three consecutive championships
- Blue athletic turf, as in Boise State’s famous blue and orange football field
- “Fear the Brow,” as in NBA star Anthony Davis’s very distinct unibrow
Correct Answer: A!
Once you know a little more about trademarks and how individuals and companies register them, the answer should make a lot more sense. Let’s start there!
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Intellectual Property (“IP”) is everywhere. IP laws cover things we interact with daily, like media, technology and even health care through patents, trademarks and copyrights. One of the reasons IP is so interesting is that despite its big impact it tends to be behind the scenes enough that many probably don’t even realize its influence. This post highlights some of these interesting behind-the-scenes tidbits of copyright law.
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A. The smell of Play-Doh
B. Harry Potter’s Marauder’s Map password, “I solemnly swear I’m up to no good”
C. The basketball sensation around Jeremy Lin, “Linsanity”
D. Paris Hilton’s catchphrase, “that’s hot”
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