Photographer's Note

My previous post of a KFC sign defacing the beautiful Baroque façades of Brasov’s Piaţa Sfatului, reminded me of this sign that I saw in Almaty a few years ago on the front of a pharmacy - or ‘chemist’ as they say in the UK (drugstore in the US).

Someone must have thought that Colonel Sanders looked more like a doctor than a chicken farmer.

Trademark theft is common in quite a long list of developing countries, where there are no intellectual property laws yet to prevent businesses using other people’s trademarks, but I wouldn’t have thought that Kazakhstan would be on that list. Maybe using only the Colonel’s visage doesn’t count as trademark theft, but I am sure it is a breach of some sort of copyright.

I’ve posted in the WS another example of trademark theft in Myanmar. No prizes for guessing whose trademark it is!

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