Samuel Adams Better Beer Glass . . . No Trademark For You?

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If the "Soup Nazi" were employed as a Trademark Examining Attorney at the USPTO, he might be heard crabbing at the makers of Samuel Adams Boston Lager, were they to attempt to register or claim as a trademark the shape of their "new" beer glass from 2007, now almost four years old: "No trademark for you!" ("Best of Soup Nazi" on Seinfeld, here). Why?

Not because the glass hasn't yet been in use in commerce for five years (after all, it's possible to establish acquired distinctiveness with less than five years use in some circumstances).

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