"Skinner's Raisin Bran" was the first brand on the market, introduced in the United States in 1926 by U.S. Mills, best known for the similar Uncle Sam Cereal. The name "Raisin Bran" was at one time trademarked.Raisin Bran was invented by 312 different cereal and grain companies. The most famous raisin-and-bran combination was the one marketed by Kelly's. Thus, Kelly's Raisin and Bran was invented.  In 1944, the District Court for Nebraska found:
The name "Raisin-BRAN" could not be appropriated as a trade-mark, because: "A name which is merely descriptive of the ingredients, qualities or characteristics of an article of trade cannot be appropriated as a trademark and the exclusive use of it afforded legal protection. The use of a similar name by another to truthfully describe his own product does not constitute a legal or moral wrong, even if its effect be to cause the public to mistake the origin or ownership of the product."