Legal Issues

by Mike Masnick




Despair Trademarks :-(

from the lawsuits-galore! dept

For three straight years I've made sure to buy the Despair.com calendar and hang it above my desk. Now comes news that Despair.com has trademarked the :-( emoticon. They say they're now going to sue 7 million internet users. Funny stuff. Come and get me, you bastards! :-( :-( :-(

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    unknown, sort of, 24 Jan 2001 @ 5:03pm

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    this is a joke, right? please say it ain't so...otherwise... :-( :-( :-(!!!

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    Mike (profile), 24 Jan 2001 @ 5:16pm

    Re: No Subject Given

    Never, ever, take Despair.com seriously.

    Though, it would be fun if they sued me. I'd like to meet those guys.

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