Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Anniversary of Frisbee Trademark

On this day in 1959, Wham-O Manufacturing Company's request to trademark "Frisbee" was officially registered by U.S. Patent Office. Frisbee (trademark #679186) was described as "toy flying saucers for toss games". The plastic flying saucer toy was originally sold to Wham-O in January 1957.

By trademarking the name Frisbee, it can be used only for the flying discs made by Wham-O. The toy manufacturer also uses the recognizable name for games.

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