Big Oil loses it: ExxonMobil claims it owns the letter “X”!
Apparently if you are the world's richest oil company used to making $104 million in profit every day, no lawsuit is too frivolous, expensive or downright hilarious when you are the plaintiff. That's the message from ExxonMobil this week as it filed a lawsuit against the FX television network. In court papers, the oil behemoth effectively argues that it owns the exclusive right to put two X's next to each other.
Underscoring the ridiculousness of a company claiming to own a letter of the alphabet, Deadline notes, "This double-cross brawl may come as a surprise to Dos Equis, which also has a double-X logo, and we assume the legal wrangling will be watched with considerable interest by the XX chromosome, and the roman numeral for 20." Same thing for any clothing companies that make T-shirts marked double extra large.