Perhaps paradoxically, Russia’s Communist Party is embracing the concept of intellectual property and seeking a copyright claim over the party’s red star symbol. Party officials said that through the move they hope to prevent foreign companies like Macy’s, Heineken beer, and the California Republic from using the symbol in their own logos. “Sometimes our symbols are used for commercial purposes, and the state must protect state symbols from commercial use by foreign firms,” said Vadim Solovyov, chief lawyer for the Communist Party, to The Moscow Times.
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