Pssst… “Got Milk?” is a Trademark
Friday, September 2nd, 2011
Don’t mess around with the Got Milk slogan.
This slogan has become such a cultural mainstay that we see variations of it all the time.
But what many people don’t realize is that it’s trademarked. California Milk Processor Board has multiple trademarks to the slogan and related slogans.
That’s a lesson that one punk rock band learned the hard way. The band called “GotMilk” needs to find a new name.
The California Milk Processor Board just won the transfer of the group’s domain name GotMilkBand.com. Not only is the band called “GotMilk”, but it even used the stylized font commonly used with the milk slogan.
This isn’t the first time the California Milk Processor Board has gone after people who use domain names including its slogan. It recently won rights to momgotmilk.com and 1800gotmilk.net. It forced the owner of yougotmilkmoney.com to hand over its domain. It has even gone after variations such as GotHempMilk.com.