Thursday, February 16, 2006

As long as it's the good kind of hate

An opposition has been filed to the registration of DYKES ON BIKES as a trademark for various services. Marty Schwimmer comments pithily: "Opposer argues that registration of the mark DYKES ON BIKES would foster hatred of men, because, you know, lesbians hate men. Although not so much hate as in a tracking them down and killing them kind of hate, but more of sort of a not having sex with them hate."

As he points out, the registration is likely to succeed despite the opposition. With all the reports of various agencies' politicization under this administration, the PTO may yet be exempt -- though recently an examiner refused LIAR LIAR BUSH ON FIRE and KATRINA BLOWS, BUSH SUCKS on the grounds that they were disparaging.

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