I kid you not. Manure. Poop. Dung. Brands of these ‘products’ have trademarks. Branding can be a valuable for marketing in any industry. And protecting brands is important regardless of the industry.
Here are some of the more interesting registered manure brands [click for USPTO records]:
COW-A-DUNGA – Composted Manure
BIG BULL FERTILIZER – Ammonium sulphate fertilizer; Complex fertilizer; Complex fertilizers; Compost; Fertilizers; Fertilizers and manures; Fertilizers for agricultural use; Fertilizers for domestic use
SCARECROW’S PRIDE – manure.
DUNG BUNNIES – Animal sculptures made of horse manure; compost; natural fertilizers
JUST DOO ORGANIC – Organic manure; organic fertilizer; organic chicken manure fertilizer
CODE BROWN – Manure; Camp shirts; Dress shirts; Golf shirts; Knit shirts; Night shirts; Open-necked shirts; Piquet shirts; Polo shirts; Shirt fronts; Shirts; Shirts for suits; Short-sleeved or long-sleeved t-shirts; Short-sleeved shirts; Sleep shirts; Sport shirts; Sports shirts; Sports shirts with short sleeves; Sweat shirts; T-shirts; Wind shirts
CHICK’S MIX – ORGANIC PLANT FOOD, NAMELY, POULTRY MANURE PELLETS
CHICKITY DOO DOO – Fertilizer; manure; natural fertilizer; organic fertilizer; chicken manure fertilizer
NATURES DOO – Fertilizers and manures
LLAMA TEA – Fertilizers and manures; Fertilizers for agricultural use; Fertilizers for domestic use; Fertilizing preparations; Natural fertilizers; Non-chemical bio-fertilizers\
PACAPOO – Composted alpaca manure for use in gardening and farming
POOPETS – plant food, fertilizer, manure, figurines of manure
POT OF GOLD – Ammonium chloride fertilizer; Ammonium nitrate fertilizer; Ammonium sulphate fertilizer; Blood powder; Bone meal; Brewers’ grain; Calcined potassium fertilizer; Calcium silicate fertilizer; Calcium superphosphate fertilizer; Chemical fertilizers; Chemically converted compound fertilizers; Complex fertilizer; Complex fertilizers; Compost; Double or triple superphosphate fertilizer; Fertilizers; Fertilizers and manures; Fertilizers for agricultural use; Fertilizers for domestic use; Fertilizing preparations; Gypsum for use as a fertilizer; Leaf mold; Manganese fertilizer; Marine fertilizer; Mixed fertilizers; Natural fertilizers; Non-chemical bio-fertilizers; Nutritive additive to enhance the biological activity of water, soil, seeds and plants for purposes of fertilization and bioremediation of pollutants; Peat; Potassium chloride fertilizer; Potassium sulphate fertilizer; Rice bran; Sodium nitrate fertilizer; Thomas phosphatic fertilizer; Urea fertilizer
The color yellow for packaging of manure is even registered!
– chemicals for agricultural and domestic use; namely, fertilizers, compost, manure, potting and planting soil [The mark consists of the color yellow as applied to inflexible containers or flexible bags containing the goods. The doffed lining in the drawing is used to show the position of the mark on the container for the goods and no claim is made to the overall shape of the container.]
Branding and trademark protection is important regardless of your industry!