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December 11, 2008

Beware, Emoticon Users!

Filed under: Russia — The Professor @ 11:18 pm

Russian adman Oleg Teterin has trademarked ๐Ÿ˜‰

Companies will be sent legal warnings if they use the symbol without his permission, he said.

“Legal use will be possible after buying an annual license from us,” he was quoted by Kommersant as saying. “It won’t cost that much รขโ‚ฌโ€ tens of thousands of dollars.”

To Mr. Teterin, I say: ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰

So sue me.

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  1. […] Professor has chosen a different approach: […] To Mr. Teterin, I say: ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ […]

    Pingback by Global Voices Online » Central & Eastern Europe: Trademark on ;-) and Other Internet News — December 17, 2008 @ 7:45 pm

  2. […] Professor kosa nifidy lalankafa hilazany azy: [รขโ‚ฌยฆ] To Mr. Teterin, I say: ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ […]

    Pingback by Global Voices teny Malagasy » Eoropa afovoany sy atsinanana: ny marika napetraka ;-) sy tantara aterineto hafa — December 24, 2008 @ 11:35 am

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