The Kikkoman Soy Sauce Dispenser

Here an interesting article from the New York Times on the history of the soy sauce dispenser.


Kenji Ekuan designed this well known dispenser over 50 years ago:

Design protection (if there was any) for the soy sauce dispenser would have expired in the early 1970’s.

Interestingly, Kikkoman Corporation have recently filed for a shape trademark in Australia, which if granted, would protect the shape of the dispenser indefinitely!