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Dykes on Bikes trademark troubles

2005-07-14 15:46:46.955359+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Dykes on Bikes encountering resistance while trying to trademark name:

Twice, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has rejected the Dykes' application, on the grounds that "dyke" is vulgar, offensive and "scandalous."

Ya know, in the recent Woodacre 4th of July parade there was a "Tykes on Trikes" contingent. It always takes me a while to recalibrate and realize that there are pockets of people who are completely out of touch with reality and the culture. Pockets like Virginia and Maryland.

[ related topics: Intellectual Property Political Correctness Sociology California Culture Copyright/Trademark Bicycling ]

comments in ascending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment Re: made: 2005-07-18 21:07:46.103311+00 by: John Anderson

Hey, if you think Maryland and Virginia are bad, you should stay well away from the middle of the country...

#Comment Re: made: 2005-07-18 21:38:55.607967+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yes, yes I should... [grin]