Austrian takes Volkswagen to court over VW logo


By Christiaan Hetzner FRANKFURT, May 25 (Reuters) - A destitute Austrian is suing Volkswagen in an attempt to get Europe's largest carmaker to credit him with designing the VW brand logo, his lawyer said on Wednesday. Nikolai Borg, born in 1919, was assigned the task of developing the logo in the late 1930s by senior Nazi official Fritz Todt, an engineer and father of the German autobahn, said Borg's lawyer, Meinhard Ciresa. But the financially-strapped graphic artist is not seeking ...

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