Submitted by editor on Mon, 09/04/2018 - 10:43

Hasbro’s application to register the smell of its Play-Doh for "toy modeling compounds". The application was ripe for a functionality refusal, but a refusal on the ground of a lack of acquired distinctiveness seemed like a certainty.

An Office Action issued on May 26th, 2017, refusing the application on the ground of a lack of acquired distinctiveness. The Office Action also included a number of Requests for Information to determine whether a functionality should issue, too.

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