The Jeff Ward Show

Blog > The Jeff Ward Show > 'Woooooooo. Pig. Sooie!': University of Arkansas Razorbacks granted patent for hog call crowd cheer

'Woooooooo. Pig. Sooie!': University of Arkansas Razorbacks granted patent for hog call crowd cheer

The University of Arkansas' distinctive 'Hog Call' has been granted a federal trademark registration.

The university announced Friday that it is believed to be the first college or university in the nation to receive a trademark for its cheer.

The sound mark of the cheer and the previously registered, 'Wooo Pig Sooie!' are intended to protect the institution's long-standing tradition and signature cheer from unlicensed commercial use.

 

 
 

 

The trademark is for a crowd cheering the words: 'Woooooooo Pig Sooie! Woooooooo Pig Sooie! Woooooooo Pig Sooie! Razorbacks!'

The hog call patent is atypical in that it covers a sound and not words or a design, notes Forbes.

The university identifies December 31, 1929 as the first use of the Hog Call — based on media accounts.

One fan told told KHBS he's happy about the calls recognition and for the protection it offers from other, potentially thieving, states.

'It’s homegrown. It was made for Arkansas, and it needs to stay with Arkansas. Wooo Pig Sooie,' said Jerry Morano.

Read more:

The Jeff Ward Show

On Sunday, criminal justice professor Adam Lankford stood in front of a crowd of sociologists to explain how...
The Ashley Madison hack has revealed a lot of interesting things about the men who used the extramarital-dating...
Austin traffic is the fourth-most congested in America? Not so fast. Texas A&M transportation researchers, in...
Good day Austin: On Monday, Sam Clovis announced he was no longer chairman of Rick Perry’s presidential campaign...
Thanks to Donald Trump's 6-page campaign immigration reform plan, two big things have changed. One is political...