Moog Trademarks ‘Theremini’ (NAMM Leak)

moog-logoMoog Music has filed for a new trademark registration for Theremini, for theremin musical instruments:

On Friday, January 03, 2014, a U.S. federal trademark registration was filed for THEREMINI by Moog Music, Inc., Asheville, NC 28801

The USPTO has given the THEREMINI trademark serial number of 86157167. The current federal status of this trademark filing is NEW APPLICATION – RECORD INITIALIZED NOT ASSIGNED TO EXAMINER.

The correspondent listed for THEREMINI is CHRISTOPHER M. THOMAS of PARKER POE ADAMS & BERNSTEIN LLP, 150 FAYETTEVILLE STREET, SUITE 1400, RALEIGH, NC 27601 . The THEREMINI trademark is filed in the category of Musical Instrument Products . The description provided to the USPTO for THEREMINI is Music instruments in general; theremins.

They have also filed a registration for ‘Sub 37′ in the last week, and noted that the Sub 37 was one of two products that they will be introducing at the 2014 NAMM Show.

No official announcement has been made. We’ll have Moog’s official announcements next week as part of our NAMM reporting.

via EricKĀ in theĀ Moog Forum


14 thoughts on “Moog Trademarks ‘Theremini’ (NAMM Leak)

      • I don’t imagine theremins are particularly expensive to manufacture. They’re pretty simple devices. Like most Moog products, I suspect quite a lot of the price is paying for build quality and (sadly) the logo on the front.

        A cheap and cheerful theremin model would probably sell well and introduce a lot of people to synthesis and the Moog brand. Hopefully this is what the “theremini” is.

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    • If you think the Moog Theremin are not affordable, why don’t you get a Paia, Burns, Theremaniacs or even Gakken?

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    • Oh man! I forgot about that one! Used to use it for sci-if noises in social situations… Which in retrospect didn’t work out so well.

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  1. moog copy korg ?
    after mini synth from korg we will have mini theremin !
    moog buy also gakken magazine ???
    what a lack of inspiration these days ..

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    • Dude, the miniKorg came out in 1973, three years after miniMoog. Who is the copycat? Lack of inspiration indeed.

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  2. Maybe they don’t mean ‘smaller’ when they say ‘mini’.
    Maybe they mean a Theremin-equipped Minimoog.

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  3. Sub 37 sounds like an app version of the Moogerfooger MuRF: “Downloadable software in the nature of a mobile application for composing, playing and recording music; sound frequency filters for controlling audio parameters by raising or lowering the gain of specific audio frequencies using a multiple resonant filter array and animating those frequencies using a built-in pattern generator.”

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