Thursday, November 13, 2008

Trademark infringement...


Just saw this on my ''useless knowledge'' gadget:
With U.S. trademark No. 2,347,676, the sad emoticon " :-( " gets the same protection as a corporate logo or any similar intellectual property. Although seen on millions of e-mails, the mark is now officially owned by Despair—a "de-motivational" company that sells humorous posters about futility, failure, and depression to "pessimists, losers, and underachievers!
Wow, can you imagine if we all had to pay to use that? Even if they only made a penny a pop, geez.....................

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