I asked the question in the title of my blog because I just read on AOLnews.com that Harlequin, renowned publisher of pulp romance novels, has applied for a patent on the romantic kiss.
The application, if granted, leaves open the possibility that we may one day have to pay a licensing fee to lock lips with the ones we covet. Don't start worrying yet. Harlequin, which releases 110 novels a month and publishes in 115 countries around the world, said it would keep any patented kisses in the public domain.
In an interview with AOL News, Michelle Renaud, senior manager of public relations for Harlequin, emphasized that Harlequin hadn't considered charging for kisses. When asked whether the company's stance may one day change, Renaud gave a succinct "No." Well thats nice of them, but why tryand patent it anyway? Just leave the dang kiss where it is...onour lips, and stick with what you knwo best, publishing syrupy romance novels!
So they want to patent Human Genes, water, kisses, so whats next, our thoughts perhaps? Do you have any ideas?