The name ‘Bitcoin’ & its logo has been trademarked within Spain with the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office. This process was completed by Ignacio Rubio Menéndez, a compliance expert and lawyer renowned in business law. The registered patent user presently prefers to stay anonymous for now.
This person explained: “I now have the Bitcoin logo as well as the word ‘bitcoin’ registered at the national level within the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office. Anyone can access the records, as they’re published daily and for all audiences.”
When asked why he took the initiative to guard this intellectual property for himself, he replied: “I am a bitcoin salesman, I even have a buying and selling office, and the idea is to secure Bitcoin [BTC], atleast in Spain. So I get up for the brand and take responsibility that any new user can feel 100% safe working with me and feel faraway from the scams that name and use ‘bitcoin.’”
It should be added that the filing addresses the logo containing the white letter “B” within an orange circle, that would be the official logo of Bitcoin. “In the text the uppercase B refers to the code, while the lowercase b refers to the crypto,” he added. Explaining further, he continued:
“I offer protection with my business and now with my brand, so now if a person or company at the national level wants to misuse the logo we all know, along with the word ‘Bitcoin,’ I have a claim for misuse of my brand.”
He concluded: “I am not a fake Satoshi, I have just registered the ownership and bonafide use of the brand. If someone uses it incorrectly, i will be able to defend it.”