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Friday Factoid – 2.14.14

The USPTO will register a non-written symbol in the same way it will register a word mark.  For example, the popular emoticon : 0 ) is a registered trademark of Janice Feingold of San Diego, California (in connection with clothing and the online sale of clothing). Source:  USPTO Reg. No. 3,451,001 (Trademark Electronic Search System)