Facebook could win exclusive rights to the word Face

Facebook has this week been granted a 'notice of allowance' to trade mark the word 'face' by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Unbelievable! But true. We should patent the English language. Although some of it's Latin. And some words are Yiddish. And some are Germanic. Then there's the Fre

Facebook has this week been granted a 'notice of allowance' to trade mark the word 'face' by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Unbelievable! But true.

We should patent the English language. Although some of it's Latin. And some words are Yiddish. And some are Germanic. Then there's the French.

This could get tricky; some words are Arabic, too.

Still, we should patent it, before the bloody foreigners get their hands on it.

This was last published in November 2010

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