Dreadlocks, Afro, Beehive: LG continues their crazy trademark streak



We’ve seen a lot of crazy LG trademarks spill out of the USPTO, but LG’s latest onslaught might just be the weirdest yet.  The company has filed for a trio of trademarks related to hairstyles. Yes, hairstyles.

lg beehive trademark

lg dreadlockstrademark

lg afro trademark

We have the LG Afro, the LG Dreadlocks and the LG Beehive. The first two are self-explanatory to most, while beehive, if you don’t know, is a popular upright hairstyle that was popular back in the golden days of the 1960s. Think Marge from The Simpsons, only not so blue (unless you’re into that sort of thing).

Phones with hair protruding from the top immediately come to mind…

lg fro phone

…but even LG isn’t crazy enough to do something like that. Maybe. We’d just as soon guess that they’ll celebrate the hairstyles by featuring them on a special backplate or case, or with pre-installed wallpapers.

As with any trademark filing, LG’s category for goods and services encompasses nearly all things smart technology, including smartphones, computers, televisions, wearables, set-top boxes and more. That doesn’t give us a clear idea of what these names will be used for.

Then again, they may not be used for anything at all. We certainly wouldn’t be surprised if the marketing suit who thought of these names saw fit to tuck them under a dirty rug, but considering LG had the gall to release these things we won’t rule anything out.

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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