Ukrainian Group Seeks to Trademark Molotov Cocktail – Report

MOSCOW, January 31 (RIA Novosti) – A group of Ukrainian businessmen have requested a Russian trademark of the Molotov Cocktail name, the newspaper Moskovskii Komsomolets reported Thursday.

The title has previously been registered for a number of alcoholic drinks in the country, but the businessmen want to reserve the name for the sale of actual firebombs.

Photos of Ukrainian demonstrators throwing the incendiary devices have flooded the Internet in recent days.

The trademark would be registered under petroleum products in the International Classification of Goods and Services, the newspaper reported.

The request, made at a Moscow intellectual property firm, was unlikely to be successful as widely-known terms cannot be trademarked.


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