Though it’s not exactly the “devil horns” popularized by Ronnie James Dio, rock and metal fans were still up in arms about Simmons’ decision.
Ronnie James Dio’s widow, Wendy, called the trademark application “laughable” while Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx joked that he might try and trademark the middle finger.
Occult rock veterans Coven have threatened to take legal action against KISS’ Gene Simmons if he trademarks a rock hand gesture.
Coven claim the “devil horns” hand sign is “grandfathered in” for the band since they have been pictured doing the gesture as early as 1967.
While previous models could do things like take a photo when you made a specific hand gesture, they still needed to be flown with a separate controller.
That stands to make the Spark an excellent choice for quick airborne photos, like a selfie stick on steroids.
An illustrated guide to avoiding insulting the locals during your next foreign holiday.
Perhaps practice these gestures on your Italian friends first to be sure you’ve got the right movement, otherwise a potentially embarrassing situation could develop.
And if Italy seems a long way to go, you might be able to try them out on one of your mates.
According to the 2011 Census, 4.6% of Aussies have Italian ancestry (Source: ABS).
Such is the experience with the new DJI Spark, the company's smallest and cheapest drone yet.
The 9 drone — half the price of the company's high-end Mavic Pro — is about the size of a soda can, making even the compact Mavic look gargantuan in comparison.