A 22-page legal opinion issued late last month by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board included a commonly used four-letter swearword beginning with the letter F—the one we tell our kids to refrain from using—as many as 86 times.

The expletive-laced legal document, which was also punctuated with euphemisms for the word, clearly was not the product of some irate judges letting off steam. It was, in fact, a carefully thought-out opinion stemming from the appeal of a ruling denying trademark registration to an Italian apparel company for one of its marks: “F**K Project.”