Skip to comments.Ukrainian group seeks Molotov cocktail trademark
Posted on 02/02/2014 5:41:05 AM PST by JoeProBono
MOSCOW, Some entrepreneurs in restive Ukraine applied for a Russian trademark for Molotov cocktail firebombs.
The title has been trademarked for alcoholic drinks in Russia before, but the RIA Novosti news agency said this is the first time someone had applied to use the name for actual firebombs.
Molotov cocktails were named after a Soviet foreign minister, Vyacheslav Molotov, in the run-up to World War II. The nickname applied to homemade bombs made of glass bottles filled with gasoline.
The Molotov cocktail has become a frequent part of ongoing anti-government demonstrations in Ukraine.
Citing a Moscow newspaper, RIA Novosti said the trademark would be registered in the petroleum products category if the request were granted, but chances are it will be denied because the term is widely used and therefore ineligible for trademark protection.
Note: you cannot make a Molotov Cocktail using a plastic bottle.
Actually - it was a Finnish term of endearment made up during the 1939 Soviet-Finnish War...
The name “Molotov cocktail” is derived from Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Molotov, who was the Chairman of the Council of People’s Commissars (i.e. Soviet Prime Minister) and the People’s Commissar for Foreign Affairs of the Soviet Union during World War II. The soldiers of the Finnish Army successfully used Molotov cocktails against Red Army tanks in the two conflicts (Winter War and Continuation War) between Finland and the Soviet Union, and coined the term to mock Molotov. Molotov cocktails were even mass-produced by the Finnish military, bundled with matches to light them. They had already been used in the Spanish Civil War, sometimes propelled by a sling.
Someone could make a fortune upon gettiing an “ObamaCare” trademark.
It could be used for a line of funeral urns.
Is that a bottle of Coke he’s holding???
Mrs Butterworth — LOL
Where is Mr Pancake???
No...but take a plastic bottle, fill it with water and freeze it. Makes a handy weapon to throw at a cop.
I knew you wouldn’t disappoint —
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