Holy trademark infringer, Batman!December 14, 2006

The Russian Main Intelligence Directorate, commonly referred to as the GRU, appears to use a somewhat famous mark as part of its logo. The GRU's logo is shown below:

GRU logo

Even Russian President Vladimir Putin appears to notice the distinctive logo at GRU headquarters:


Of course, there are sovereign immunity issues that likely prevent DC Comics from actually being able to sue for trademark infringement, but it is interesting that the GRU would choose to use that particular logo.

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