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by | 13th, February 2004

‘BEIJING businessman Guo has applied for permission to use the name of George W Bush for his brand of disposable nappies. He has filed an application with the General Administration for Industry and Commerce of China asking to be able to use the word ‘Bushi’ as a trademark.

But although there are some people who may suggest that this has something to do with the US President being full of shit, Guo explains: ‘I hit upon the idea by chance. Back in my hometown in Henan Province, the pronunciation of ‘Bushi’ sounds exactly like ‘not wet’.’

According to an official at the State Trademark Bureau called Liu the application was very likely to be rejected ‘because it may bring about bad social impact if a leader’s name is registered as a trademark’.

However, it will take 16 months for the application to be considered, at the end of which (by any luck) Bushi may just be an ex-President.’

Posted: 13th, February 2004 | In: Strange But True Comment | TrackBack | Permalink