Yahoo!s Now Removing The ® From Their Logo. Is The Exclamation Mark Next?

File in “Silicon Valley Things That Are Amazing/Ridiculous”*: Apparently free iPhones and food aren’t the only cultural changes being enacted in Marissa Mayer’s Yahoo!® …

The new head honcho tweeted this Instagram image earlier today, of a disenfranchised ® peg, formerly of a campus Yahoo! logo. Mayer provided an explanation: “One of our new Yahoo!s Andrew was really bugged by the registered trademark symbol at the end of our logo; he’s gone on a mission removing all the R’s from our site and our campus. This is one on the random R’s we pulled off a wall :)”

Why the newfound design snobbery? Well perhaps because you’d be hard-pressed to find a successful Internet company with a Registered Trademark tacked on to its logo. “Legal assures us that our trademark is implied and quite secure :),” Mayer confirmed on Twitter. Well, since you’re getting rid of dead weight all of a sudden …

Exclamation point, your days are numbered.

*Last thing I filed here was this amazing story about Cougar night at The Rosewood. Damn, I really wish I had written that.

Image via MarissaMayer