From the San Francisco Chronicle (and in other papers and sites)
Trademark office OKs 'Dykes on Bikes'
Motorcycle group's name on its way to becoming registered
- Julian Guthrie, Chronicle Staff Writer
Friday, December 9, 2005
A lesbian motorcycle group in San Francisco declared victory Thursday in their fight
for a federal trademark for the name "Dykes on Bikes."
The U.S. Patent and Trademark office twice rejected the group's application on the
grounds the term "dyke" was offensive and derogatory. The office reversed itself
after the group's lawyers appealed, submitting hundreds of pages of additional
material that they said showed the slang word does not disparage lesbians.
Your can read the full article at http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2005/12/09/MNGQOG5D7P1.DTL
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