Hasbro / Parker Brothers was in the news last week with the announcement of a new Monopoly playing piece. Monopoly is protected by a plethora of US trademark registrations. Of course, a trademark registration does not grant the owner a true monopoly. But it does grant a powerful swath of rights to the owner.
The owners of Monopoly have done an amazing job of registering it at the USPTO. Of course, millions of sales and decades of use make registered some of the game trade dress easier.
Here are some of the Monopoly® trademarks (click mark or design for USPTO records):
- MONOPOLY (registered since 1935)