Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Alexander The Great
This is the coin I was referring to the other day. Alexander the Great is on one side and the other is the Vergina Sun. On some of the ancient Macedonian Sun Symbols there is a flower in the center. Many people think flowers are often depicted as the sun for a more "stylized" look. The Mayans did just that, a human with a flower is the most warm scene I could find.
Here is more detailed information about the Greek and Macedonian argument for the right to utilize the Vergina Sun as their own.
In July 1995, Greece lodged a claim for trademark protection of the Vergina Sun as an official state emblem
under Article 6ter of the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property with the World
Intellectual Property Organization. This has now been approved and is fully in effect and under agreement
with the government of the republic of Macedonia. So if we are going by ownership as per international law,
it has been solved.