Gene Simmons Wants To Trademark Hand Gesture Kiss frontman Gene Simmons is trying to get a trademark for the hand sign with index and pinkie fingers up and thumb out. In sign language it means, "I love you."
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Gene Simmons Wants To Trademark Hand Gesture

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Gene Simmons Wants To Trademark Hand Gesture

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Kiss frontman Gene Simmons is trying to get a trademark for the hand sign with index and pinkie fingers up and thumb out. In sign language it means, "I love you."

RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Rachel Martin. Index and pinky fingers up, thumb out - the band Kiss did this hand gesture all the time. And now frontman Gene Simmons is trying to get a patent for it. Of course, others have pointed out that the sign looks like devils' horns, and in sign language it means I love you. But when it comes to Kiss, it means it's time to party.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "ROCK AND ROLL ALL NITE")

KISS: (Singing) I wanna rock and roll all night and party every day.

MARTIN: It's MORNING EDITION.

[POST-BROADCAST CORRECTION: In this report we say Gene Simmons is looking to patent a hand sign. He wants to trademark it.]

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Correction June 15, 2017

In the audio, as in a previous headline and Web summary, we say Gene Simmons is looking to patent a hand sign. He wants to trademark it.