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Russian Entrepreneur Files for Trademarks on Vodka Brands "Bitcoin" and "Ethereum"

Russian native and entrepreneur Dmitry Troitsky has plans on creating a product line of vodka named after some popular cryptocurrencies. Troitsky has filed for trademark patents in order to develop three distinct vodka brands called “Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Ethereum Classic.”

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Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Ethereum Classic Vodka

The Ekaterinburg-based Dmitry Troitsky has big plans to create a high-quality vodka line named after a few well-known cryptocurrencies. Troitsky has filed with the Russian trademark office for the three names to be applied to his alcoholic beverage products. Even though Troitsky understands that his government has not been very favorable towards cryptocurrencies just yet, he believes the public perception is different. Troitsky explains to the Russian news site Life.ru that these names will likely bring his Vodka line attention.

“I wanted to use the names of cryptocurrencies when issuing my goods in the 33rd class of the international classification of goods and services (alcoholic beverages, except beer), and these three names are the most top-notch,” Troitsky tells the publication.

I can not say yet how it will look and when it will be released — but I’m sure that vodka can be useful.

Russian Entrepreneur Files for Trademark on Vodka Brands "Bitcoin" and "Ethereum"

Troitsky Envisions Pleasant Associations With Cryptocurrency Names

The Russian entrepreneur is not the only person to tether the popularity of cryptocurrencies and alcoholic beverages together. Last January news.Bitcoin.com reported on the crypto-proponent and South Florida Distillery owner, Avi Aisenberg, creating an ‘EthereRum’ product. The rum is distilled using heat from bitcoin miners instead of wasting it. 

Troitsky’s vodka line will be more of a novel concept or gift product, the creator details but with enough push in Russia, he believes the beverages could eventually obtain commercial success.

“Try to imagine the situation at the table, and you will understand that the Bitcoin vodka is rather a joke of comic quality,” Troitsky details. “However, with a good amount of legal support and sufficient resources, it will be possible to achieve commercial success.”

The names of cryptocurrencies can cause people to have pleasant associations with respect to certain goods.

What do you think about Dmitry Troitsky’s idea to name a vodka line after Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Ethereum Classic? Would you purchase these vodka brands? Let us know what you think about the crypto-vodka idea in the comments below.


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Jamie Redman

Jamie Redman is a financial tech journalist living in Florida. Redman has been an active member of the cryptocurrency community since 2011. He has a passion for Bitcoin, open source code, and decentralized applications. Redman has written thousands of articles for news.Bitcoin.com about the disruptive protocols emerging today.