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Saturday, May 31, 2014

Pi-rated...


(pirated from WikimediaCommons)

This is so utterly ridiculous it has to be passed along: a clown claiming to have trademarked the mathematical symbol pi… this is part of why many Americans come to loathe, or at least distrust, businessmen (and lawyers)… not that this guy is at all typical, but just that his ilk even exists. Read all about it:

http://www.wired.com/2014/05/pi-takedown/
http://www.daveexmachina.com/wordpress/?p=8880
http://jezkemp.blogspot.com.au/2014/05/this-guy-just-stole-pi-and-zazzle.html
http://jezkemp.blogspot.com/2014/05/some-loser-has-tried-to-trademark.html
http://ribbitsandtiaras.com/2014/05/29/the-pi-symbol-trademarked-i-think-not/

and the Slashdot coverage here:
http://tinyurl.com/l2ebzyf

It would all be funny... if only it weren't so UNfunny; I'm sure there will be more to come on this story….

ADDENDUMZazzle, where this whole firestorm began, has now restored "pi" offerings to their product base:
http://forum.zazzle.co.uk/create/re_pi_trademark?m=970170




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