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article imageSwedish Transport Agency rejects 'offensive' FCKU2MF number plate

By Mathew Wace Peck     Aug 3, 2010 in Travel
Stockholm - A Swedish man has had his request for a personalised number plate turned down by the Swedish Transport Agency, because it may be regarded as offensive by others.
The man, who lives in the country's capital city, Stockholm, had wanted to register "FCKU2MF". However, the agency – the Transportstyrelsen – said that they were following guidelines, which state that "number plates may not be formed in such a way that may cause offence" or "encroach on establish trademarks".
Other number-plate requests that have been rejected by the Transportstyrelsen recently have included "Beetle", "Come On", "Gestapo", "HEINEKN", "My BMW" and "Sexyboy".
A report in the Local states that personal-number-plate applications take approximately ten days to process and cost 6,000 kronor [$847;£531], and that they "must be between two and seven characters, including spaces, and can be made up of a combination of letters and numbers".
Swedish law was changed in 2000 to allow for personal number plates. Any refusals cannot be appealed.
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