Not all sounds are free. Here is a list of 10 famous sounds I’m pretty sure you’ve heard, that you might not have realized are actually trademarked.

1.  The Mockingjay whistle from “The Hunger Games”.

2.  The two-note “gong” on “Law & Order”.

3.  Homer Simpson’s “D’oh!”

4.  Darth Vader’s breathing in “Star Wars”.

5.  Oh, and the sound of lightsabers, too.

6.  Tarzan’s yell . . . as heard in the 1932 movie, “Tarzan the Ape Man”.

7.  The Aflac duck’s quack.

8.  AOL’s “You’ve Got Mail” greeting.

9.  The Pillsbury Doughboy’s giggle.  (Did you know his official name is actually Poppin’ Fresh?)

10.  The ticking stopwatch from “60 Minutes”.


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