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Copyright-Bullshit, die dreikommaeinviereinsfünfte: Ein Typ aus Brooklyn lässt sich π schützen. Der „Rechteinhaber“ hat auch einen Antrag auf eine Markeneintragung für I <3 am laufen. So, here we go: I <3 π.

A Brooklyn artist is claiming a broad trademark in T-shirts, jackets, caps, and other apparel featuring the Greek letter, resulting in the mass, temporary removal of thousands of products from the custom t-shirt printing site Zazzle.

At issue is U.S. trademark registration 4,473,631, issued to one Paul Ingrisano, aka “Pi Productions Corp” of New York. In January, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office gave Ingrisano a trademark on the symbol π.—pi followed by a period—a design Ingrisano uses on T-shirts sold at some brick-and-mortar stores.

This Guy Trademarked the Symbol for Pi and Took Away Our Geeky T-Shirts