Friday, May 26, 2017

Anniversary of Wham-O's Frisbee Trademark (1959)

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.

According to this article:
~300 million = # of Frisbees® sold by Wham-O since it first began marketing their plastic flying saucer toys

$2 million = royalties earned by Frisbee inventor "Fred" Morrison by 1982

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