The statement was filed by Simmons in the Bureau of patents and trademarks USA 9 June, reports NME.
Simmons argues that he first began to use this gesture in commercial activity in November 1974. The musician requires the copyright to the "goat" for its use "in the entertainment industry, namely in the performances of musicians at concerts and personal images of musicians".
It is reported that some of the players showed it back to Simmons. For example, in this way keeps your fingers John Lennon on the cover of the single Yellow Submarune/Eleanor Rigby, The Beatles released in 1966.