Russia sees looming brand war over Pussy Riot

Rising number of people attempt to patent name for personal gain amid high demand for band's merchandise.

    A brand war is looming in Russia over the name "Pussy Riot" - the all-female punk band whose fame skyrocketed after being imprisoned for staging an anti-Kremlin protest in a Moscow cathedral in February.

    There are reports that a rising number of individuals in the country are attempting to patent the name for personal gain, amid increasing demand for Pussy Riot merchandise. 

    Rory Challands reports from Moscow.

     

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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