Didn't Yves Klein patent a shade of blue already in the 1960s? I think it's called International Klein Blue.

--Jouni K Seppänen, 29-Aug-2004



So things were screwed back then already.

--JanneJalkanen, 29-Aug-2004

In Finland you can trademark/patent/copyright a shade of color when listed along with the (types of) applications it is used with. The two most important ones are IIRC Fiskars' orange in scissors and Fazer's blue with chocolate.

Worth their while, apparently, as Fazer and Fiskars are almost always among the ten most valuable Finnish brands.

--Markus M, 30-Aug-2004

You mean *all* of them, or just one of them? There's a huge difference between trademark, patent and copyright, you know...

--JanneJalkanen, 30-Aug-2004

Are you familiar with Despair, Inc?

They humorously claim to have trademarked the :-( emoticon.

Checkit out at http://www.despair.com/demotivators/frownonthis.html

--Jim, 01-Sep-2004

But it's a trademark. I have no problems with that :-D

--JanneJalkanen, 01-Sep-2004

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