Looking for the perfect Christmas gift for the man who wants to keep his bag of treasures cool and dry while performing at peak athletic prowess?
Sadly, if you live in the United States, you won’t be able to purchase a pair of Comfyballs underwear this holiday season.
The U.S. Patent and Trade Office has denied a trademark application submitted by Tonic Brands, the Norwegian company which makes Comfyballs.
The patent office bureaucrats who reviewed the application deemed the Comfyballs brand name “vulgar,” according to the Daily Mail.
The makers of Comfyballs promise that their special PackageFront technology will allow men who slip on a pair of the underwear to feel less heat and enjoy free, comfortable movement.
Comfyballs was established in 2013 and is currently available in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand for the hefty price of about $40 per pair.
Comfyballs founder Anders Selvig has indicated that he plans to seek a review of the rejected patent.
Trademarked names that apparently didn’t come up on anyone’s offense radar include “Cracka Azz Skateboards,” “teensdoporn.com” and “Uppity Negro.” (RELATED: 12 Trademarks Declared Less Offensive Than Redskins)
In June, the U.S. patent office cancelled six federal trademarks for the name of the Washington Redskins, citing a rule that does not allow the registration of any names that bring individuals or groups into contempt or disrepute. (RELATED: US Patent Office Cancels ‘Redskins’ Trademark)
“Figgas over Niggas” is currently pending.