Friday, 16 December 2011

Politicians and Trademarks

The IPKat reports that a trademark application containing the word "Lenin" and another trademark making reference to Russia’s Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and President Dmitry Medvedev has been refused.

What is the situation in Germany? A brief survey has revealed that the German Trademark Register has 13 entries (mainly for vodka) including "Lenin". Lenin is beaten by Churchill, who has 28 entries - mainly for cigars, whiskey and gin.

David Cameron and Angela Merkel share 28/27 entries with other Camerons (notably James Cameron) and Merkels and no distinctive range of products or services can be assesed for the time being.

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