Picture Reads: Happy Mardi Gras in green, yellow, and purple colors

During February, people in New Orleans enjoy large and festive Mardi Gras parades and parties. The parades occur during the two weeks leading up to Mardi Gras, the day before Ash Wednesday (when Lent begins). The parades provide a great opportunity to witness decorative floats, elaborate costumes, original music and other forms of creative artistic expression. Many parades are named for characters from ancient mythology and are conducted by social clubs known as “krewes.” To mark this annual cultural celebration, test your knowledge of these branded Mardi Gras-related product and event names:

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Red is the color of Valentine’s Day, love, hearts, passion, romance, and anger. It is also the color of several famous logos, marks, and works of art. Test your knowledge of these red-themed items of popular intellectual property:

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January 31, 2020, is slated to be “Brexit Day” – the day on which the United Kingdom leaves the European Union. To mark the occasion, test your knowledge of these famous British marks:

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headshot of the singer, David Bowie

January 8th, 2020 would have been the 73rd birthday for David Bowie. The singer and songwriter was born as David Robert Jones, but he adopted a new public name to avoid confusion with the established celebrity musician David Jones, a/k/a Davy Jones of The Monkees. Many authors, musicians, and actors adopt new names to distinguish themselves from others, preserve their anonymity and/or use names that are perceived to possess greater brand strength. To honor David Bowie and his creative spirit, test your knowledge of these well-recognized pseudonyms and fictitious stage names:

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Painted image of Ben Franklin.

Ben Franklin was born on January 17, 1706 – 314 years ago! To celebrate the birthday and life of a man who was both a well-loved Founding Father and one of our country’s greatest inventors, test your knowledge of these innovations and published works from Ben Franklin:

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Electronic products together including a printer, camera, phones, tablets and computers.

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the nation’s largest annual convention, provides an early look at the latest technological advancements for the electronic products we love to purchase and use. Last year’s CES attracted more than 175,000 attendees. The 2020 show – the 53rd CES – is being held in Las Vegas from January 7-10. To mark the occasion, test your knowledge of trademarks for these leading brands from the world of consumer electronics:

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Pantone, which maintains the PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM of colors used by many companies in the graphic design, fashion design, product design, manufacturing and printing industries, named its Classic Blue (color 19-4052) as the color of the year for 2020, which is identified as “a reassuring presence instilling calm, confidence and connection.” Color claims are often used as part of a registered mark and can add value to the strength of a proprietary brand. To celebrate 2020’s Color of the Year, test your knowledge of these famous blue brands:

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This year marks the 30th anniversary of the series premiere for Seinfeld, the NBC sitcom created by Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld. Several popular terms and catchphrases made famous by the show (such as No Soup for You, Yada Yada Yada and Low Talker) are still widely recognized more than 20 years after the end of the series. To honor the intellectual property created by this 1990s hit comedy show, test yourself with this Seinfeld trivia:

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