July 31, 2014

If You Love History in Pictures, Then You Should Love Trademarkology

by Guest Blogger


When I joined Twitter, one of the first feeds that I followed was History In Pictures. As a former history major in college, I really enjoyed the quirky mix of historic and pop culture photos. Where else are you going to see pictures of the Rolling Stones, Victorian era exercise machines, and Hindenburg survivors on the same day? Then I learned from an article in The Atlantic that the feed is run by two teenagers. I was equally shocked and impressed by this revelation. Rather than goofing off like normal teenagers, these two guys were building a Twitter feed with over 1.7 million followers (and presumably making millions of dollars in the process).

The History in Pictures phenomenon opened my eyes to the power of Twitter to cultivate communities of people with similar interests. When I started the Trademarkology blog with some friends from work, our goal was to help people select a brand name or logo by providing insight on how others have selected and protected their brands. We created the Trademarkology feed on Twitter to further this objective. Taking a cue from History in Pictures, we decided the best way to share our insight on Twitter was through the use of trademark trivia.

The Trademarkology twitter feed provides daily doses of trademark trivia from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office database. If you like History in Pictures, then we think you will get a kick out of our tweets. Here is some of the trademark trivia that we are featuring this week:

Sunday, July 27, 2014

ROCKETTES trademark registered on this day in 1982 for t-shirts. Check out this vintage t-shirt:

07 27 82 Rockettes

Monday, July 28, 2014

TABASCO logo registered as trademark this day in 1931. Available in gallon jugs!

07 28 31 Tabasco

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

SWINGLINE trademark registered this day in 1958. Seen here with Milton in Office Space.

07 29 58 Swingline

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

DR. PEPPER GOOD FOR LIFE! trademark registered this day in 1946. Here is a label from 1945.

07 30 46 Dr Pepper Good For Life

Thursday, July 31, 2014

CIRCUS MAXIMUS trademark registered this day in 1973 by Caesars. Presented Harry Belafonte and Eloise Laws in 1972.

07 31 73 Circus Maximus

Friday, August 1, 2014

LES MISERABLES trademark registered this day in 1989 for posters. Les Miz is the world's longest running musical.

08 01 89 Les Miserables

Saturday, August 2, 2014

CATERPILLAR trademark registered this day in 1910 for harvesters. Check out this model from the 1920's.

08 02 10 Caterpillar

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