If you’ve ever been tailgating or just enjoying your beer out with your buddies, then you’ve probably seen people slide their beer in a coozie.
Or is it called a koozie?
Or maybe it’s called a cozy?
Not that it really matter since we all know what it is, but we set out to solve this little mystery once and for all.
What Is A Koozie / Coozie / Cozy?
Anyone who has ever had beer, or even a soda for that matter, knows what one of these is — it’s something to keep your drink can or bottle cold.
It basically works as an insulator to keep your beverage cold. Plus, it prevents the can or bottle from sweating your on hand (and slipping out of it).
And if you’re not supposed to be drinking the beer, then it also disguises what you’re drinking since it hides the entire bottle or can from visbility.
Other Names For It
It’s also possible that you’ve heard one of these other names for it:
- Drink huggie
- Beer cozy
- Can cozy
- Bottle cozy
- Beverage cozy
- Drink insulator
- Can insulator
- Beer insulator
- Drink cooler
- Beer cooler
- Can cooler
- Bottle cooler
- Bottle sleeve
- Can sleeve
- Insulated beverage cozy
Is Koozie Trademarked?
You might be surprised to know this, but yes, Koozie is trademarked!
This means that no one except the trademark owner can legally use the word. In fact, an Etsy seller was accused of trademark infringement by the Koozie trademark owner.
So, whole Koozie is a popular and really common thing to call them, the reality is that the term is trademarked.
Can we still call them koozies? Yes, as long as we’re not trying to sell a product using the Koozie brand name.
Can I Call It A Beer Cozy? Or A Beer Koozie?
Yes, you can call it whatever you want – assuming that you’re not trying to sell a product.
Remember, the term Koozie is trademarked so you cannot use it to sell a product.
But if you’re just talking with people about one of these, then knock yourself out. Call it whatever you want.
Do I Spell Koozie, Coozie, Or Cozy?
The reality is that you can spell it however the hell you want to spell it, friend.
But, if you just want to know how to spell the term that is trademarked, then this is how you spell it: Koozie.
But if you’re texting, writing a blog post, or maybe even writing a book, then you can spell it however you see fit.
Plenty of variations in the spelling are accepted by most people.
Who Invented The Koozie And Owns The Trademark?
The first person to ever file a patent for one of these drink coolers was Bonnie McGough.
You can view the insulated beverage cozy patent here.
The current trademark owner of the brand is Scribe Opco Inc.
As long as you don’t try to sell a product with the name Koozie, you can call this thing whatever you want.
Personally, I’m partial to drink cozy, but that’s just what my family has always called these things.
What about you? What do you call it?