The Very First Trademark? | Above the Law


According to some, the first product issued a registered trademark by the then-newly formed Patent Office in 1871 was a popular brand of whale oil. What New England island native in the 1700s was employed as a mark to give the oil its brand name in the late 1800s?

Hint: Fans of a 90s NBC Sitcom may have an advantage on this one.

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