Extremists receive patents, also preventing jokes targeting their party



Marian Kotleba’s the far right party ĽSNS has already won two trademarks; thus, nobody else will be allowed to use them, not even in jest.

These two are verbal but four more, now in the process of being approved by authorities, include the double-cross used by the Nazi-inclined World War II-era Slovak State.

The party received protection for their name and the name of its chairman so from now on, the words and phrases Kotleba – Ľudová strana Naše Slovensko (People’s Party Our Slovakia) will not be allowed to be used by anyone else, not even in verbal jokes and wordplay appearing on T-shirts like

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