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Gene Simmons trademarking "devil horns" hand gesture


By vid1900

2 years ago



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#2 2 years ago

Only after Dio died ..

#3 2 years ago

You mean to say he wants to have a legal holding on that hand sign? I guess if anyone used the image on clothing ect?

#4 2 years ago

Good luck with that shit...

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#5 2 years ago

Yea I believe MS-13 is also a user of that sign too ! Good luck on enforcing that

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#8 2 years ago

Gene is quite simply full of shit! John Lennon beat him by a decade:

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#9 2 years ago

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#10 2 years ago

Maybe Gene's best place is on the playfield with balls to the chin

#11 2 years ago

And here's what is probably the first example of the "horns" actually being used in the context of "heavy" or "evil" music ('69), again years before Gene:

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#12 2 years ago

That's like trying to trademark the middle finger. Get real Geno.

#13 2 years ago

Gene's weave must be too tight...

#14 2 years ago

Oh, that plucky kid. Good for him!

#15 2 years ago

What a fucking douche bag.

#16 2 years ago

You mean the TM will be filed under his real name 'Chaim Witz'.

#17 2 years ago

Don't forget Spider-Man uses a similar gesture.

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#18 2 years ago

That's the Mickey shocker.

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#19 2 years ago
Quoted from Travish:

That's the Mickey shocker.

This hand jester is "I Love You", in American Sign Language. Does Gene want to Love everyone?

#20 2 years ago
Quoted from Darcy:

Does Gene want to Love everyone?

I think he has.

#21 2 years ago

Nope, it goes to RJD.

True story:
I was talking about Dio with a guy at Zanzabar and his buddy scored 666k on a game during our conversation. It was a sign from Dio, the Devil, or coincidence. I'm going with Dio \m/

#22 2 years ago
Quoted from Hougie:

Nope, it goes to RJD

Or, more accurately, Ronnie's grandmother. She used to walk down the streets and when she saw people who she thought were evil, she would flash them the sign. That's where Ronnie got it from.

Genes hand sign is a little different .. thumb is out as per some of the other posts. This is because he used to have his "wings" clipped around his fingers. On his early costumes, if he put his thumbs in, likely his wings would have fallen off.

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#23 2 years ago

Can I also trademark this gesture?

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#26 2 years ago

I've already trademarked this in Gene's honour:

#27 2 years ago

This is what happens when stars are fading away but can't let go. They will do anything for publicity. Next he will run for president. (Insert political joke here)

#29 2 years ago

Hmmm. Some disagreement in hand signs.

#30 2 years ago

wow,

i guess he hasn't made enough money or earned a high enough social status by now?

greedy friggin bastard!

#31 2 years ago

Thumb in. He can't even do it right.

#32 2 years ago

Them charts are missing the mini van

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#37 2 years ago

Not on my kiss!

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#38 2 years ago

C'mon Gene...Let it go Man !

#39 2 years ago

Hilarious. Gene Simmons wanting to basically own 40% of everyone's fingers.

My grandmother from Sicily is over 100 and calls the horns made with the 2 fingers the " maloik" or evil eye. Probably akin the what Ronnie James Dio's grandmother was talking about.

#40 2 years ago
Quoted from pinballcorpse:

My grandmother from Sicily is over 100 and calls the horns made with the 2 fingers the " maloik" or evil eye. Probably akin the what Ronnie James Dio's grandmother was talking about.

Yeah, RJDs mother was Sicilian. Exactly the same thing.

What does she say about the death metal you're into?

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#41 2 years ago
Quoted from mgpasman:

Can I also trademark this gesture?

I think Steel Panther own "The Shocker"

#42 2 years ago

I was just watching a news report about this, and he's not even doing the "devil horns" aka rock n roll sign right. In the report it mentioned that the thumb was out perpendicular to the fingers......that's "I love you" in sign language. The devil horns has the thumb tucked in.

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#43 2 years ago

Gene Simmons fucking sucks .

#44 2 years ago
Quoted from Luckydogg420:

I was just watching a news report about this, and he's not even doing the "devil horns" aka rock n roll sign right. In the report it mentioned that the thumb was out perpendicular to the fingers......that's "I love you" in sign language. The devil horns has the thumb tucked in.
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Not that I'm defending this mad situation, but I believe that was the point of Simmons' filing - he is trademarking the fingers with thumbs out (the ESL sign) in the context of entertainment - where the ESl sign would normally not apply. I still don't get the point but that's what is going on

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#46 2 years ago

My living legend Steve Ritchie would never do this crap.

#47 2 years ago

I don't know what it is like to have to defend intellectual property.

This does seem weird. If I have an early picture of myself flipping the middle finger. Can I trademark it?

My guess is no.

#48 2 years ago

DIO got that from his grandmother he once said. Still many have used it going way way back. Simmons is just a money mad lunatic...

#49 1 year ago
Quoted from Azmodeus:

I don't know what it is like to have to defend intellectual property.
This does seem weird. If I have an early picture of myself flipping the middle finger. Can I trademark it?
My guess is no.

If no one else had before you, and you are specifically using it in a certain context (like say you decided that was your "live concert hand signal") then yes.; or at least you could try

#50 1 year ago

Oh, brother. Is he going to trademark "pissing your pants on stage" next? What a tool.

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