According to international media, the request was made by the law firm of Assange two weeks ago, with the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO), an organization that takes care of intellectual property in that region. The request covers the use of the mark Julian Assange in public activities (lectures), service journalism, news, texts, education services, advertising and entertainment.
The request will be formalized next Friday, 4. After this period, the IPO will set a period of two months for positions contrary to the claim. If there is no manifestation, it will be granted to Assange.
Last Thursday, Judge Howard Riddle, Belmarsh court, decided that extradition of the founder of WikiLeaks to Sweden, where he answers in court on charges of rape and sexual harassment. Assange can still appeal the decision.
Paul Julian Assange (Townsville, July 3, 1971) is an Australian journalist and cyberactivist. It is one of the nine members of the advisory board of WikiLeaks, a wiki of complaints and information leaks. It is also the main spokesman for the website.
Assange studied mathematics and physics, was a programmer and hacker, before becoming a spokesman and chief editor of WikiLeaks. WikiLeaks founded in 2006 and serves on its advisory board. He was involved in publications on extrajudicial documents in Kenya, and it earned him the prize Amnesty International Media Award 2009. He also published papers on toxic waste in Africa, proceedings of Guantanamo, and others. In 2010, he published details about the U.S. involvement in wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
And then on November 28 of that year the WikiLeaks and its five media partners, El Pais, Le Monde, Der Spiegel, The Guardian and The New York Times, began publishing the secret telegrams from U.S. diplomacy. For his work in Wikileaks won other awards, like Sam Adams and Index on Censorship Award for The Economist in 2008, and has been considered the “Man of the Year” by the French newspaper Le Monde in 2010.