Governor Stefan Ingves projects with the Riksbank's own digital currency has faltered.
the Riksbank denied namely trademark protection for the name "e-heads", shows a decision from the Swedish Patent and registration office (PRV).
”To register this as a trademark is not an appropriate way to prevent other traders from using it”, says Magnus Ahlgren, senior legal counsel at the PRV.
Since the spring of 2017 investigating the Riksbank about the possibilities to give out a digital centralbankspeng.
the Idea is that it should simply be called "e-crown", thus to the Riksbank also have exclusive rights to the name.
According to the application for trademark protection is sent to the PRV considers the Riksbank that the name must be protected because ”it is of great importance that the Riksbank has the exclusive right to the mark to prevent other players to use the sign for their own digital currencies”, is evidenced by the decision.