A guy tries to patent :) and :-) 4 replies

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Rikupsoni

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#1 13 years ago

http://www.stara.fi/?p=2825

Last year a guy called Tuomas Mattila left requests to patent ":)" and ":-)" and now they registered them! :rolleyes:

He has the sole right to use those marks for example in advertising, selling and coin automatics, computers etc.

It also includes communications which means Internet, radio and TV.

The good thing is that it isn't yet fully approved because they need to wait two months without someone opposing the patents. And the time is up to July 31st. :lol:




rebornintheglory

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#2 13 years ago

So, if this gets through, it'll be illegal for us to use ':)', without his permission?




gnspr9

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#3 13 years ago

Wow, this is one truly pathetic individual.

:-).....oh crap, now i owe another person money...




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#4 13 years ago
Rikupsonihttp://www.stara.fi/?p=2825 Last year a guy called Tuomas Mattila left requests to patent ":)" and ":-)" and now they registered them! :rolleyes: He has the sole right to use those marks for example in advertising, selling and coin automatics, computers etc. It also includes communications which means Internet, radio and TV. The good thing is that it isn't yet fully approved because they need to wait two months without someone opposing the patents. And the time is up to July 31st. :lol:

:smack: the website isnt in english:mad:




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#5 13 years ago
rebornintheglorySo, if this gets through, it'll be illegal for us to use ':)', without his permission?

Ain't gonna happen ;) I own that one!