glasses.jpgIPNews® – The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board last Thursday approved Sutro Product Development, Inc.’s attempt to trademark the sound that its eyeglasses make while snapping open.

This decision overturned years of rejections by examining attorneys, who had ruled that the three click sound was a functional element of the hinge, and therefore not eligible to be trademarked.  Sutro first applied for trademark protection for its three click sound in 2008.  To continue reading, click: Sound Trademark for Click of Eyeglasses Granted on Appeal