November 9th, 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the date when East Germany eased travel restrictions to West Germany and border guards permitted open passage through the Berlin Wall. The Berlin Wall was a guarded concrete barrier that physically and ideologically divided Berlin from 1961 to 1989. With the removal of the Berlin Wall, people, goods, and ideas flowed freely between West Germany and East Germany. To recognize the day that symbolizes the reunification of Germany, test your knowledge of these famous German brands:

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Watch this video to get an overview of trademarks and how they work and then download our Intellectual Property Audit Checklist to make sure that you are making the most of your IP assets!

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In 2019, The Simpsons completed its 30th season as a full-length animated television show. While this series is regarded as one of the funniest shows in television history, the economic value created from The Simpsons is serious business: FX Networks paid $750 million for cable syndication and video on-demand rights to the series, the show generated billions of dollars in branded merchandise sales and its spinoff movie grossed $527.9 million on a budget of only $75 million.  To celebrate the longest-running primetime scripted series in television history (with 666 episodes as of the 2019 Halloween episode), test your knowledge of the intellectual property associated with The Simpsons:

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October 28, 2019, is the 64th birthday of Microsoft founder Bill Gates. Gates became a billionaire by age 31 and is well known for his many contributions to the fields of technology, business, philanthropy and world health. To honor Bill Gates and his accomplishments, test your knowledge of these famous American entrepreneurs and technology company founders:

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Although National Elephant Appreciation Day is formally celebrated September 22nd, it is always a good time to recognize Thailand’s national animal. To honor these majestic (and unfortunately endangered) creatures, test your knowledge of several famous fictional elephants and elephant brands:

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International Literacy Day is observed on September 8th each year to highlight efforts to improve the global literacy rate. To recognize the need for improved world literacy and underscore the inspiring power of great literary works, test your ability to identify the authors and works associated with these passages from famous books:

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This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock Music & Art Fair – one of history’s most memorable displays of creative talent. To recognize the people, events, and music of Woodstock, test your knowledge of these facts from the event known as 3 DAYS OF PEACE AND MUSIC:

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September means it’s back to school time for students. Colleges take great pride in their names, mascots, and mottos, which are highly prized assets and which can be a huge source of revenue for sales of branded merchandise. Celebrate the season by testing your knowledge of these famous marks from the world of collegiate sports.

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