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IOC opposes bid to trademark Olympic four-ring glitch logo

Mar 24, 2014, 2:19 PM EDT

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The International Olympic Committee is opposed to a Russian who wants to trademark the Sochi Olympic Opening Ceremony symbol glitch of four Olympic rings and one snowflake.

Dmitry Medvedev (no relation to the prime minister) reportedly applied for trademark rights to the logo of four rings and one malfunctioning ring earlier this month.

The IOC “is aware of this matter and is opposed to the trademark application because of its similarity with the Olympic Symbol,” according to The Associated Press.

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