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Date Posted: 05:25:04 01/08/08 Tue
Lesbian motorcycle group “Dykes on Bikes” has once again successfully defended their right to use the name.
The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal from East Bay lawyer Michael McDermott, who claimed the name was "scandalous and immoral" and “disparaged lesbians and men”, as he challenged a January 2006 decision by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that granted the San Francisco Women's Motorcycle Contingent exclusive rights to the name it has used for more than 30 years.
The court ruled that McDermott could not prove how he – or indeed lesbian bikers (many of who are members of “Dykes on Bikes” and chose their own name) - would be harmed by the name.
Lets hope McDermott will go off and waste his money on something more worthwhile that hassling a group of people because he doesn’t like their name.
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