Rights to the Emoji

Martin J. Dürst duerst at it.aoyama.ac.jp
Sun Oct 11 23:58:35 CDT 2015

You can also design your own version of the emoji you want to use. [I'm 
not a lawyer, but as far as I understand,] what's protected is the 
individual design, not the idea of a "donut" or "frowning face" emoji as 

Regards,   Martin.

On 2015/10/12 09:51, Shervin Afshar wrote:
> Those listed in the column titled "Native" come from the operating system
> (in your case, Mac OS X) and/or browser you are viewing that page on. One
> can assume that the right to those belong to the entity who develops those
> software.
> A safer approach for you would be to use symbols from Emoji One[1]; if you
> can attribute that project on your products, you can use them for free; if
> you can not do that, they require that you contact them for a custom paid
> license [2].
> Also, with the paid license you are helping a project publishing content
> under Creative Common license.
> [1]: http://emojione.com/
> [2]: http://emojione.com/faq#faq5
> ↪ Shervin
> On Sat, Oct 10, 2015 at 5:59 AM, patapatachakapon . <
> bugraaydin1999 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I work for a small company in Turkey. We would like to import/sell
>> products that have pictures of Emoji on them (such as keychains, cups etc.)
>> , here in Turkey. The Emoji we would like to use on our products are the
>> ones that are titled Native on the chart that I've attached to this email.
>> I would like to know whether or not it's required to buy the rights these
>> Emoji. Are Emoji copyrighted, or can they be used by anyone for design
>> purposes?
>> Thanks so much in advance!

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