Monday, August 30, 2010

Bad Mark

Facebook™ is trying to register the word "Face" as a trademark. Even Stalin, in his most revisionist excesses, never went as far as to restrict the usage of a common word. If Mark Zuckerberg does get his way, will we have to come up with a different word for that most basic human feature to avoid paying a license? Or will the word "face" have to have to be updated with a ™ symbol every time is is written? Will The Beatles I've Just Seen a Face become I've Just Seen a Face™? Will hockey games have "Face™-offs?"

I think I'll try to trademark the word "anus." I'll then be able to redefine it and use it as I see fit:


Photo:Elaine and Priscilla Chan

By Professor Batty


Blogger Wim Van Hooste said...

In The Netherlands a bank wanted to claim the words "The bank" (de bank.
Facebook is going to wrong way, even before this action.

Blogger Professor Batty said...

It's amazing how money causes arrogance.

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