Today in unnecessary, power-grabbing, and possibly evil actions by large American corporations, the toy company Hasbro has trademarked the smell of
children’s fingernails Play-Doh.
The company announced the news on Friday, stating that the trademark is now officially recognized by the United States Patent and Trademark Office as a registered trademark of the brand.
But how does one trademark a smell? Well, first of all, you must describe it. And send it off to the office for an official government smell test by an examiner.
“Hasbro formally describes [the trademarked scent] as a unique scent formed through the combination of a sweet, slightly musky, vanilla-like fragrance, with slight overtones of cherry, and the natural smell of a salted, wheat-based dough,” the statement reads. Read more…