Saturday, December 10, 2005

"DYKES ON BIKES" 2(a) Refusal Withdrawn by PTO

As predicted at the TTABlog this past summer (here), the PTO's Section 2(a) disparagement refusal of the mark DYKES ON BIKES for entertainment and educational services did not stand. On reconsideration, the PTO withdrew the refusal on December 5, 2005, and approved the mark for publication.

Lynne Beresford, Commissioner for Trademarks, reportedly said, ""The applicant came in at the last moment with a lot of evidence to show that the community did not consider it disparaging."

A thank you to Bill Heinze at the I/P Updates blog for the nod in my direction.

Soon I will be predicting the outcome of the World Cup, so I suggest that you stay tuned. The prospects for the USA look even bleaker after the group draw yesterday.


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