Intellectual Property

Wenzhou man tries to register 'Saddam' name and image as trademark


From Running Dog:
A MAN in Wenzhou has submitted a sketch of the heavily bearded former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein to the State Industry and Commerce Administration with a view to registering the image as a trademark, according to a report in the Beijing-based newspaper Xin Jing Bao.

Also on Running Dog:

The China Threat: Neo-cons stay calm;
Striking hard against gambling;
Zhao Ziyang obituary;

On Danwei in 2004:
Man applied for 'Bush' trademark for diapers.

UPDATE: There is a superb email interview with Running Dog by Shanghai-based blogger Andrés Gentry here. (It's good for other reasons than a mention of Danwei being good for a laugh.)

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