Friday Factoids

Friday Factoid: Pisces

For those who believe in astrology, people born between February 19 and March 20 are Pisces. The Pisces symbol consists of two fish swimming in opposite directions. To recognize our Pisces friends and relatives, test your knowledge of these fish-related intellectual property assets.

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Friday Factoid Quiz: St. Patrick’s Day

On March 17th, we will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with parades and green beer. Although this day was originally celebrated as a religious holiday, it has become a day to honor Irish history and culture. To mark the occasion, test your knowledge of these Irish-related intellectual property facts.

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Friday Factoid Quiz: Alexander Graham Bell

On March 3, 1847, Alexander Graham Bell was born.  This Scottish born inventor is credited with creating and patenting the first telephone, and Bell also founded AT&T in 1885.  To honor this pioneer in the field of communications technology and business, test your knowledge on these intellectual property-related facts pertaining to telephones and the communications industry.

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Friday Factoid Quiz: Dr. Seuss

March 2nd, 2019 is the 115th anniversary of the day Dr. Seuss was born. This author, cartoonist, and animator created more than 60 books, including some of the world’s most recognizable works of intellectual property. To honor his contributions to the fields of education and entertainment, test your knowledge of the life and works of Dr. Seuss.

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Friday Factoid Quiz: Fairy Tales

ebruary 26th is National Fairy Tale Day!  When an original version of a legendary story is first published, the writer has created what can become a highly valuable work.  Although the copyright in an original published version of a fairy tale is limited to the creator’s words and/or images, others may freely create adaptions of this work after the copyright in the original work has expired.  To celebrate this occasion, test your knowledge of some of the world’s most famous fairy tales.

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Friday Factoid Quiz: Inventions by Women

February 15th is the birthday of civil rights pioneer Susan B. Anthony. On this day, we honor our nation’s efforts to promote equal treatment for women. To honor the occasion, test your knowledge of the following items invented by women. Did you know in the early years of our nation’s history a woman could not obtain a patent in her own name because her property was required to be titled in the name of her father or husband?

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Friday Factoid Quiz: Airlines

February 4 marks the 116th anniversary of the day Charles Lindbergh was born. To honor the first person to fly an airplane across the Atlantic Ocean, test your knowledge of these airline-related logos.

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Friday Factoid Quiz: NFL Nicknames

Many NFL teams and players adopt and use nicknames that can be registered with the USPTO or otherwise protected.  In honor of Super Bowl LIII to be played on February 3, test your knowledge of these NFL-related nicknames…

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Friday Factoid Quiz: Works of Art

January 31 is National Art Day!  The copyright in a painting is owned by the artist (or its estate or heirs), unless the painting was made as a work for hire or the copyright was assigned or has expired.  Celebrate Art Day by testing your knowledge of these famous paintings

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