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11 December 2014Trademarks

USPTO gets knickers in twist over 'vulgar' underwear mark

A Norwegian underwear brand called Comfyballs has been denied a trademark registration in the US—because the term is too vulgar.

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5 March 2015   An underwear maker that was denied a US trademark because it contained the “vulgar” word ‘balls’ has created a survey to determine whether the term is offensive.
22 August 2016   WIPR readers have reacted angrily that the term ‘Comfyballs’ has been approved for women’s products but not men’s.