Red star over Hungary? Heineken may see trademark banned

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Heineken beer’s trademark red star may be about to fall foul of Hungary’s attempts to purge itself of totalitarian symbols related to the years of Nazi occupation and, in this case, the 40 years of communist rule.

The rightist government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban, which faces an election in April 2018, says it is a “moral obligation” to ban the commercial use of symbols such as the swastika, arrow cross, hammer and sickle, and the red star .

Parliament began discussing the proposed ban on Monday. The measure would fit with Orban’s style of...


Red star over Hungary? Heineken may see trademark banned


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