Dutch artist seeks to register 'Allah' trademark

Moscow, Jan 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Dutch artist has made a bid to register the name "Allah" as a trademark, saying it is an "incredibly beautiful name".

Amsterdam resident Teun Castelein told the Telegraaf newspaper that he was surprised no one has registered the name before.

The 32-year-old man wants to register the name with the Benelux intellectual property office in The Hague.

However, his efforts are likely to fail because according to the registration document seen by DutchNews.nl, the application was tagged "preliminary decision to refuse".

--IANS/RIA Novosti



Get stories like this on the Yahoo app and discover more every day.
Download it now.