The bra was invented by a German engineer by the name of ‘Onto Titzling,’ in 1912. He completely failed to patent it, so a French man named :Phillip de Brassiere’ began making a similar object, which was suspicious. He got it patented, and that’s why it’s called a ‘Brassiere.’ Sucks for Titzling. Guess this is a lesson for us all on what to do when we create something. Get the thing patented right away.