Cow burgers and hot dogs

In 1950, Rodney Graves of Arizona patented cow-shaped burger patties. However, he missed an opportunity by not also patenting a cow-shaped bun.

Edward Kiwala of Chicago didn't make a similar mistake when, in 1969, he patented a dog-shaped hot dog (or, at least, a hot dog with four legs like a dog). He also patented the accompanying bun.

     Posted By: Alex - Sat Jan 11, 2020
     Category: Food | Inventions | Patents

What’s amazing is that you can actually get patents for stuff like this.
Posted by Brian on 01/11/20 at 08:05 AM
Brian -- they're design patents. So, not quite the same as the more traditional utility patents. But still issued by the patent office.
Posted by Alex on 01/11/20 at 08:53 AM
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