Trademark Infringement

This is‘s response to my warning about Cingular’s attempt to trademark emoticons in direct violation of Despair’s trademark on the frownie. I am not licensed to reprint the frownie here.

From: Despair Customer Disservice
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2006 17:59:18 -0600

Hello Leslie,

Thank you for sharing this information with us. Our legal department will now issue an official looking, strongly worded plea to stop stealing our ideas and using them in a such an uninteresting fashion. We appreciate your vigilance in this matter and wish you luck in your future crime-fighting endeavors.


Laura S.
Despair, Inc.

Despair Input wrote:
> Name: Leslie Ellis
> Inquiry: Public Relations
> Contact via: email
> Comments:
> Cingular is trying to patent emoticons. The Patent # is 20060015812.
> This may violate your trademark \”Frownie.\” Is Dr. Kersten aware of this?

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