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Agency rejects FCKU2MF reg plate as 'offensive'

The Local · 3 Aug 2010, 12:10

Published: 03 Aug 2010 12:10 GMT+02:00

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In rejecting the request the agency cited guidelines which stipulate that number plates may not be formed in such a way that may cause offence.

The Local reported in July that other combinations that have fallen foul of the agency include Gestapo, Sexyboy, My BMW, Come On, HEINEKN, and Beetle.

Number plates may neither encroach on establish trademarks.

According to transport agency guidelines the process to apply for a personal number plate takes about ten days and costs 6,000 kronor ($784).

The plates must be between two and seven characters, including spaces, and can be made up of a combination of letters and numbers.

The guidelines explain that all applications are subject to the approval of an administrator with a lawyer on hand if further advice is required by agency staff.

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Decisions can not be appealed.

Since 2000, the first year when it became possible to extend a personal registration plate in Sweden, the numbers of new personal registration plates and renewals has varied from 1,308 in 2002 to 2661 in 2004. In 2008, 2003 applications were made.

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Your comments about this article

13:02 August 3, 2010 by concha de tu puta madre
I find drunkards much more offensive than a stupid vanity plate
13:37 August 3, 2010 by spongepaddy
Oh come on, who made this shoddy image? Did they use Paint? Seriously...
14:11 August 3, 2010 by Amber Dawn
Someone dropped 6000kr on something they KNEW would get rejected? Wow.
15:29 August 3, 2010 by kenny8076
why exactly was ''My BMW'', Come On, and Beetle rejected? is it because they used english? and i can't believe it cost over $700 to get a personal plate, this country charges absurd amounts of money for certain things that its hard to believe.
15:36 August 3, 2010 by Imran Mehmood
there must be freedom of expression
15:55 August 3, 2010 by rba
Personal plates can be harder to memorize than normal plates, it seems that if one wants to go around running over people it would be much safer to have a customized plate.
17:34 August 3, 2010 by Streja
kenny, read the article....
17:50 August 3, 2010 by spongepaddy
Now they've gone and changed the image for a slightly less rubbish one! Well I suppose it's good that somebody is listening.
21:24 August 3, 2010 by Canada_Girl
Post 9-11, a Canadian in the province of Ontario had his custom plates confiscated because they read "Jihad". The owner said that the Jihad means several things and tried to explain the religious significance of the word, but it was a no-go. I'm unsure if the owner had the plates prior to 9-11.
01:22 August 4, 2010 by PonceDeLeon
Fryken Incredulis. Doesn't anyone curse in Swedish any more? And what is going on with all the spitting? Seems everywhere I go someone is spitting and dropping F-bombs. Such a clever lot here in Sverige..
09:47 August 4, 2010 by salalah
Why are you running this article again? You had it about a month ago! Iwould put "Not Local" on mine!
09:59 August 4, 2010 by insect

The spitting is due to the tobacco chewing.
12:52 August 4, 2010 by Syftfel
Is it only English language double entendres that will be banned? My native tongue is Czech. I can think of something in Czech that I would put on my license plate, and no Swede would be any wiser. But a Czech would cringe in disgust.
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