Trademarking Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day is a tradition dating back over 100 years in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. The star attraction, a groundhog known as Punxsutawney Phil, makes weather 'predictions' based on his shadow. The day has become big business for the savvy local Groundhog Club that trademarked the name Punxsutawney Phil. Get some tips on how to recognize a trademark and how to trademark a distinctive sign.

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Stephanie Morrow

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Stephanie Morrow has been a contributor to LegalZoom since 2005 and has written about nearly all aspects of law, from...

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Updated on: February 6, 2024 · 4min read


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