Bitcoin trademark allowed on chocolate design

By Anthony Myers

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Pic: GettyImages
Pic: GettyImages
Chocolate crypto coin gets go-ahead in Brazil after confectionery company Roma successfully applies for patent.

Brazilian confectionery firm Roma has been given permission to use the word ‘Bitcoin’ and its stylized ‘B’ as a brand on a new chocolate coin.

Blockchain news website Tradable said the Ministry of Economy of Brazil has granted the patent under The National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI).

Bitcoin chocolate will join Roma’s other branded coins such as Lost Treasure and Real 1 Coins.

The company said it has yet to start production of its chocolate crypto coin, but the design and its packaging has been finalized.

Tradable reports that, under the Industrial Property Law (Law 9.279 / 96) of Brazil, no firm or individual can use the word 'Bitcoin' as a trademark or product. Roma's trademark was published in the Intellectual Property Journal on April 23 this year.

Roma, established in 1994 as a family business and a main producer of Easter eggs, is the first company in Brazil allowed to use Bitcoin as a patent.

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