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Can i trademark the star spangled banner music as a sound mark?

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can i trademark the star spangled banner music as a sound mark? I have checked online and its not registered for any class of use
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Intellectual Property Law
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for your question. I look forward to working with you to provide you the information you are seeking for educational purposes only.
I am afraid that as a national anthem in public domain, which means it is free for anyone to use, it could not be trademarked as a sound mark or any other means (just like the US flag cannot be trademarked, since it would restrict use which is prohibited).