Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Too much information

A comedian recently had her trademark application turned down because one of the words in it (three letters, starts with C, ends with M, has a U in the middle *wink*) was "deemed scandalous" and therefore not eligible for registration.

United States Patent and Trademark Office examining attorney Patrick Shanahan is clearly very eager to do his job properly, because in his rejection he sent the comedian ten megabytes of photos, 21 pages worth, taken from two websites as proof that the word is "directly associated with degrading sexual acts".

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