:-( ™

Filed under: — 12:52 am

Despair.com, makers of fine inspirational posters, has registered a trademark on the :-( emoticon. Their press release claims that they plan to sue 7 million Internet users over its use. The press release is a joke, of course, but the scary thing is, as slashdot reports, the trademark is real. Just shows how silly the trademark (and patent) systems are.

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