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Drew Curtis has confirmed that Fark is indeed trying to trademark the NSFW (not safe for work) acronym with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. But he says that, although he can’t comment on it yet, it’s all a “prank.” Then he added: “muhahaha.” According to Drew, he didn’t reply to the internet uproar against this application because he was a) on a trip without laptop charger and b) drunk most of the time. On completely unrelated news, industry analysts looking at that last part of his news point out that Drew Curtis may have secretly joined Gizmodo. [Fark]
Drew Curtis and his company Fark, in their quest to rulzor teh internetz, filed an application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark office to lay claim to the acronym NSFW. Seeing as we like to use the acronym to prevent employed and/or righetous gadget freaks from becoming enraged, we take an interest in the all-encompassing control they want over the term.According to the app, the trademark rights would cover all of the following: