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A Chinese electric vehicle (EV) company has made a bold attempt to cash in on the publicity surrounding PRISM whistleblower Edward Snowden by filing an application to register his name as a trademark. Beijing-based Hong Yuan Lan Xiang (HYLX) wants to register the name in both Chinese and English for its “top secret …

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  1. Thorne

    The Edward Snowden Car

    It squeals and takes off quickly.....

    1. Chris G Silver badge

      Re: The Edward Snowden Car

      Laughed out loud, lucky for the keyboard that the kettle was still boiling!

    2. Gray Ham
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      Re: The Edward Snowden Car

      Whereas the Julian Assange car parks itself and refuses to move?

      1. Thorne

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        "Whereas the Julian Assange car parks itself and refuses to move?"

        I'd of said the Assange car refuses to move no matter how big the charge......

        1. moonface

          Re: The Edward Snowden Car

          The Assange car has been recalled back, due to problems with it's rubber seals.

        2. John Brown (no body) Silver badge
          Headmaster

          Re: The Edward Snowden Car

          "I'd of said"

          Today is GCSE results day too.

          1. Scorchio!!
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            " "I'd of said"

            Today is GCSE results day too."

            Yarp. ;->

    3. Anonymous Coward
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      Reading El Reg while my son falls asleep; nearly woke him up laughing. Well played.

  2. Anomalous Cowshed

    The Edward Snowden model X

    It can be tracked by satellite and has several built-in reporting devices (cameras and microphones) that can be accessed by the authorities (government, wife, employer) for a fee.

    The Edward Snowden e-car, voted the world's safest car: because if you have nothing to hide, you have NOTHING TO FEAR!

  3. Mystic Megabyte

    You learn something new...

    I never realised that smoking dope was so widespread in China.

  4. codejunky Silver badge

    And of course

    American gov will do anything to get their hands on it

  5. Anonymous Coward
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    A Chinese company registering a trademark?

    Anyone else see the Irony here?

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Ed Snowden vehicle

    An electric version of the Ford Transit van?

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