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Friday Factoid – 11.9.12

November 9, 2012

Many celebrities earn substantial royalties long after they die.  Forbes reports that for 2012 the top earning deceased celebrities were…

Friday Factoid – 11.2.12

November 2, 2012

A 1998 study by the Brookings Institution reported that 85 percent of Standard and Poor’s 500 (S&P 500) companies’ market…

Friday Factoid – 10.26.12

October 26, 2012

Abraham Lincoln is the only U.S. President who was issued a United States patent.  This patent, No. 6,469, was granted…

Friday Factoid – 10.19.12

October 19, 2012

During the first three quarters of 2012, the United States Patent and Trademark Office received 309,554 trademark applications (76% of…

Friday Factoid – 10.12.12

October 12, 2012

Coca-Cola remains the world’s most valuable brand, which Interbrand valued in 2012 at $77.8 billion.  Apple’s global brand value in…

Friday Factoid – 10.5.12

October 5, 2012

In 1905, 11 year old Frank Epperson left a mixture of powdered soda, water, and a stirring stick in a…

Friday Factoid – 9.28.12

September 28, 2012

Although V.C. Andrews is credited with having written dozens of Gothic fiction novels, the vast majority of these works were…

Friday Factoid – 9.21.12

September 21, 2012

Trademark owners who use brands in a multi-lingual environment should research the meaning of direct translations.  As two examples, “Jolly…

Friday Factoid – 9.14.12

September 14, 2012

Although trademarks traditionally consist of words, logos or graphical designs, one may also register a trademark that identifies a unique…

Friday Factoid – 9.7.12

September 7, 2012

The owners of trademark registrations for zipper, aspirin, escalator, granola, yo-yo, linoleum and other famous marks lost their proprietary rights…