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Wink Emoticon "Faces" Trademark Protection?! ;)

On December 16, 2008 By JETLaw

A Russian patent agency has granted a trademark to the ;-) emoticon to Oleg Teterin, owner of Superfone, a company that sells advertisements for mobile phones. The entrepreneur plans to go after corporations who use the symbol without his permission, though points out that this only applies to those who try to profit–so apparently [...]

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