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Author Topic: be careful wink is a trademark now ;-)  (Read 3131 times)

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« on: December 15, 2008, 07:15 »
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did you hear about this: a Russian businessman now holds the patent for the emoticon wink. ;-) so it  is a trademark now ,
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7778767.stm

according to the news on bbc it still controversial though
« Last Edit: December 15, 2008, 12:41 by stokfoto »


« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2008, 07:58 »
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Not the sharpest pin in the cushion, is he? ;)

bittersweet

« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2008, 08:29 »
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Sounds like the folks at the patent agency who signed off on it are the dullards.  ;D

hali

« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2008, 14:59 »
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Sounds like the folks at the patent agency who signed off on it are the dullards.  ;D

too much vodka  ;) ;) ;)

« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2008, 15:54 »
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Can you patent something that has been around for years?

Regards,
Adelaide

« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2008, 16:09 »
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Ahhh, Russia.  They're so cute sometimes.

« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2008, 16:10 »
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Thanks God they did not patent internet :-)

« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2008, 18:49 »
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I hereby trademark the Question Mark

Please be informed that ? is now trademarked by Stormchaser

So no more questions on this forum or I will sue :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)

« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2008, 23:21 »
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Can you patent something that has been around for years?

Regards,
Adelaide
Well they didn't patent it they trademarked it, and actually you can trademark something that was in common usage if it "acquires secondary meaning". However this is a big joke, and don't worry because Russia isn't exactly known for their respect of any intellectual property let alone jokes like this ;-).

« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2008, 23:23 »
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Thanks God they did not patent internet :-)

Didn't Al Gore invent that??


 

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