HYLX, a small Chinese electric car technology company has reportedly submitted formal applications to register the name “SNOWDEN” as a commercial trademark in both Chinese and English language characters last week.
Zhu Hefeng, the company’s manager and the trademark applicant, reportedly said that he thought that "Snowden" would be the perfect name for the company’s new top secret technology that is currently in development and will, says the company, change the market for environmentally-friendly cars.
No word from Edward Snowden on whether he will object to the trademark applications, but Snowden may have his hands full fighting America's intelligence establishment’s attempts to have him extradited to face trial for treason.
The article doesn't report on HYLX's efforts to register the trademark in the United States. Snowden is already a federally registered trademark in the U.S. for wine.