it's official

Dominique Ansel’s Cronut Is Now Trademarked

The official certificate doesn't have this lemon-maple watermark.

The official certificate doesn't have this lemon-maple watermark.Photo: Konstantin Sergeyev

There's a new trademark in town, and it's registration number is 4,465,439: That's right, the pastry chef's Cronut is now the Cronut®. So all you makers of knockoff pastries — and potentially infringing racehorses, maybe — that too closely resemble the O.G. Cronut should probably watch out. As for all the inventors of pastry-mashup things with names like Kreegals, Cruise-nuts, Krönums, Crarwpets, and Creep'yles, you're likely not going to get sued, but you should probably just cut it out anyhow. [USPTO via Seth Fiegerman/Twitter]

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