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2008-12-12 15:03:46

A Russian businessman's attempt to cash in on the smiley face symbol was frowned upon by Russia's patent service Rospatent Friday. Rospatent rejected Oleg Teterin's claim that he could license the smiley face icon and demand royalties from its use, Novosti reported. Teterin registered the trademark for his mobile phone company Superphone, Russian Infocenter reported. But, the smiley does not identify the company and cannot be used as its trademark and cannot be registered as such, a Rospatent...


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holluschickie
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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