This post is hereby a notice that The Monkey Buddha has trademarked & copyrighted the form known as "The Circle".
The newspaper USA Today is first in line to get sued by my extensive team of high-powered lawyers, since they had the audacity to simplify their corporate logo into a plain blue circle.
Stephen Colbert had some fun with this provocative decision on his show:
*Okay, obviously, this is a joke... since a general shape, like the circle, cannot be claimed as intellectual property.
However, it's meant as a thought exercise in what it means to "own" an image or creation.