Groupon just bought April Fool's Day!
From the article:
Announcing Our Newest Acquisition
For centuries, April Fools’ Day’s intellectual trademark ownership has been uncertain. That’s why we are proud to announce our patent application for April Fools' Day. Everyone's favorite day of daffiness finally has a new owner—Groupon!
Read Our Patent Application: http://groupon.s3.amazonaws.com/april-fools/april-fools-patent.pdf
Now, when you think of Groupon Presents April Fools’ Day™ (the holiday's officially sanctioned title), you'll think of Groupon—because you and your favorite corporate entities are barred from creating or participating in any April 1 prank without the express written consent of Groupon. Groupon's acquisition of the previously unprofitable April Fools’ Day™ gives consumers more choices and better options. You'll never again be confused by other corporations' April 1 pranks, since Groupon will be taking friendly, but swift, but hostile, legal actions against any nonlicensed April Fools' Day™ joke.