- 21 Mar 2017 8:00 AM
Moreover, however, the proposal aims to protects the human dignity of Holocaust survivors or victims of communism who may feel humiliated when symbols of national socialism or communism are used in retail trade.
He asked fellow lawmakers to always protect Hungary’s national interests. When these are attacked “in the field of trademarks … the response should be a trademark case,” he said.
The Heineken group is a strategic partner for the government so the proposal is not about attacking the company as an employer and taxpayer, he said. It only wants to ensure that multinationals also respect Hungary’s national interests, Lázár added.
The conflict between the breweries could have been resolved by signing a common trademark agreement, but Heineken refused to seek such a solution and used all possible means to thwart Hungarian interests, he added.
Republished with permission of Hungary Matters, MTI’s daily newsletter.
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