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Arkansas granted trademark
for “Woo Pig Sooie!” Hog Call

NBC Sports, by John Taylor

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Posted By:MissMolly, 7/21/2014 5:14:25 AM

Move over, Texas A&M. Or, as Forbes.com put it, this is certainly an atypical development. The business website reported late this past week that, earlier this month, the United States Trademark and Patent Office “granted registration of the [Hog Call] sensory mark to the Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas.” Not the words, mind you; the sound. The sounds contained within the chant — Woooooooo, Pig! Sooie! Woooooooo, Pig! Sooie! Woooooooo, Pig! Sooie! Razorbacks! — are now a registered trademark. According to Forbes, the university filed for the trademark in July of 2013. As part of its case, UA submitted a

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Ever been to a University of Arkansas football game? Then you will know what this is about, because your ears are still ringing.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: uno, 7/21/2014 5:56:30 AM     (No. 9933422)

Music to Hillary´s ears...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: varkdriver, 7/21/2014 6:46:48 AM     (No. 9933447)

As a fat disgusting pig myself, I´m offended! The Redskins lose their trademark, but these oinkers get one?

All seriousness aside, good for the Razorbacks. They haven´t won too many games since Webb Hubbell is no longer on the offensive line...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: texaspast, 7/21/2014 8:15:42 AM     (No. 9933543)

Really? My grandmother could have trademarked it at least 60 years ago. Of course, she was calling the real thing. Come to think of it, most razorback fans do appear to be the real thing . . .

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 7/21/2014 8:23:17 AM     (No. 9933550)

As if anyone else would really want to lay claim to it.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Doctor P, 7/21/2014 9:16:11 AM     (No. 9933608)

Apparently NBC and John Taylor has not learned much about trademarks since their last rants.

Somehow I think that Comcast lawyers would be the first to contact someone about misusing their intellectual property.

Of course with John Taylor they don´t have to worry too much about the intellectual part.



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Reply 6 - Posted by: HalfNorsk, 7/21/2014 9:23:52 AM     (No. 9933620)

Tomorrow, Obama will announce that he´s trademarked, "Let me be clear."

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Reply 7 - Posted by: MDMuskrat, 7/21/2014 10:38:58 AM     (No. 9933722)

Astounding!

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