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Big Oil Loses It: ExxonMobil Claims It Owns the Letter "X"!


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Judy
- 438 days ago - salon.com
World's richest oil company sues FX television network in act approaching self-parody.



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Azaima A. (224)
Friday October 4, 2013, 6:06 pm
oh my
 

Timothy Spurlin (29)
Friday October 4, 2013, 6:08 pm
Noted & Tweeted! funny read! The lameatude just never stops!
 

Roger Garin-michaud (113)
Friday October 4, 2013, 6:10 pm
noted, thanks
 

JL A. (276)
Friday October 4, 2013, 6:12 pm
And I can think of other items with two of the ubiquitous letter x in a row, too--some that have been doing it more years than the oil company has been around and thus would be expected to have greater claim to the ownership, if anyone has it.
 

Dave C. (227)
Friday October 4, 2013, 6:15 pm
this is taken originally from The Onion, right?????
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (280)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 3:23 am
XXX movies what about those Xs?
 

Gloria picchetti (300)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 6:56 am
Oh no. What's going to happen to those who use an X for their signature?
 

Gloria picchetti (300)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 7:04 am
This petition need more signatures. It's about patenting yoga poses...

Urge YogaGlo to withdraw its patent application - The Petition Site
 

Kathleen R. (138)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 12:41 pm
noted & read
 

Winn Adams (203)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 12:44 pm
Noted
 

Judy C. (100)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 12:50 pm
Lol, and thanks for the comments, everyone.

Here's the link to the petition Gloria mentions.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/258/457/371/urge-yogaglo-to-back-down-from-patent-application/
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 1:09 pm
They can register and patent that version of the XX within their name brand but any lawsuit that challenges the right of other companies to use XX in a different format and name brand is arrogant; myopic and creates bad business relations. Plus, infringement of copyright which is what this amounts to is highly illegal and Exxon should really make sure they know what they're doing. Any judge that supports this sophomoric claim should be immediately disbarred as should any judge that favors giving the same rights to corporations as humans. A corporation is comprised of and operated by humans but it is not a living, breathing entity per se.
 

Birgit W. (152)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 2:01 pm
Thanks.
 

ewoud k. (73)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 2:38 pm
Meanwhile .... everybody's talking about Exxon.

Wow, hardly a buck spend and their name's everywhere.

Not a parody, just an ad.
 

monka blanke (84)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 3:27 pm
ridiculous.
 

Michael M. (5)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 5:53 pm
I just wish Exxon would own up to the pollution their oil drilling is causing around the world.
 

Jeremy S. (3)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 6:35 pm
I suppose all companies should find something at which they exxcel.
 

Dandelion G. (383)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 6:54 pm
I agree, have them talking about you and it's free advertising. Oh, by the way, don't anyone use the letter D. I am owning that. I agree Monka, ridiculous.
 

GGmaSheila D. (169)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 10:53 pm
Lots of head shaking and sighing here...
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Sunday October 6, 2013, 12:40 am
hmmmmm
 

Klaus Peters (13)
Sunday October 6, 2013, 8:10 am
So simple, no E**on/ Mobil for me anymore. Shell and BP will do, none of them have my initials in their name. I am safe.
 

Lynne Buckley (0)
Sunday October 6, 2013, 12:11 pm
Arrogant and stupid.
 

Roseann d. (178)
Sunday October 6, 2013, 1:57 pm
I'm sure the porn industry would have something to say about that.
 

Tom Sullivan (98)
Sunday October 6, 2013, 3:21 pm
n
 

Kate Kenner (208)
Sunday October 6, 2013, 4:14 pm
I will say something about them that I used to say about my Pomeranian-although when I said it about him it was in a humorous manner. I used to say that it was lucky his ego was not a tangible object because it would never fit in my house. I love him dearly. Exxon is just way too full of themselves as are those other fools who think they own names. Really, all of you-just get over yourselves.
 

Bruno Moreira (61)
Monday October 7, 2013, 12:42 pm
noted thanks
 

Barbara Goheen (0)
Monday October 7, 2013, 1:17 pm
You can claim to own anything but that don't make it so.
 

Robert K. (31)
Monday October 7, 2013, 1:27 pm
Klaus? Why would you buy BP, they're even worse than Exxon. And for that matter, Shell has been a terrorist organization for 100 years. Citgo and Marathon are better places to buy.
 

Thomas B. (1)
Monday October 7, 2013, 3:12 pm
Are they claiming the porn industry too?
 

Joanne Dixon (40)
Monday October 7, 2013, 3:44 pm
Really, I can see tham trademarking the "Croix de Lorraine" version of the XX that they use, although even then in their place I would think twice because of all the jokes that can be made about "double cross" with it. But just the double X? Oh, come on. Honestly, if this gets any supider we will all have to refrain from saying "triple W" and maybe say "sextuple U" instead.
 

James E. (16)
Monday October 7, 2013, 5:06 pm
Another corporate absurdity. "Corporate Socialism" on the march....
 

Karen Chestney (110)
Monday October 7, 2013, 7:59 pm
Thanks......I needed a laugh ! Could this be more STUPID !???
 

cynthia B. (267)
Tuesday October 8, 2013, 3:27 am
Seriously ridiculous
 

Barbara V. (51)
Tuesday October 8, 2013, 8:51 pm
X ought to mark the spot for both of them, drat their hides..
 

Robert Hardy (68)
Tuesday October 8, 2013, 9:17 pm
Today XX, tomorrow the world.
 

Dianna M. (16)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 1:04 pm
I CLAIM OWNERSHIP TO ALL THE OXYGEN IN EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE (oh, wait I mean "o*ygen") AND YOU'RE ALL STEALING MY STUFF! PREPARE TO BE ARRESTED AND SUED OR SOMETHING!
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 6:06 pm
Noted, thanks.
 
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