Gene Simmons attempts to trademark love

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  1. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    Gene Simmons attempts to trademark love

    By Chloe Melas, CNN


    (CNN)Rock-and-roll fans for decades have used the sign language gesture for "I love you" to symbol "rock on."

    But KISS frontman Gene Simmons claims he used it first.

    The rocker has filed an application to trademark the hand gesture, in which the index and pinky fingers are extended, the middle and ring finger are tucked down toward the palm and the thumb is extended. Simmons claims he first used the gesture commercially in November of 1974 during the KISS "Hotter Than Hell" tour.

    Simmons may not realize that John Lennon also used the gesture on the cover of the Beatles "Yellow Submarine/Eleanor Rigby record in 1966.
    Not to mention, American Sign Language first emerged in 1817.
    Simmons may love to rock, but owning the symbol for it might be difficult to prove.

  2. ONYX


    Apr 14, 2000
    Bob_Ross and fretter like this.
  3. ONYX


    Apr 14, 2000
    Yes it was! I got some some "hate mail" from the Gene fans after I referred to him as "Mr. B.S. Moneygrab". :roflmao: I love it.
  4. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern Suspended

    Apparently he's got nothing better to do.
  5. Jloch86


    Aug 1, 2016
    DirtDog likes this.
  6. Funky Ghost

    Funky Ghost Translucently Groovy


    I hope he sues Miley for sticking her tongue out as well. It is sort of his deal after all.

    Then maybe he can patent his helmet head hair style. . .

    Gene is a bad ass :) A bit left of field but that's his Love/Hate charm. Personally, I'm in the love camp.