Letiště Praha registers Havel trademark ahead of possible name-change

Letiště Praha, the company running Prague’s international airport, has registered “Vaclav Havel Prague International Airport” as a protected trademark in a move that could pave the way for a possible renaming of the airport after the late Vaclav Havel. A petition calling for the airport to be renamed after the hero of the Velvet Revolution and the country’s first post-communist president is quickly gaining support among the public. It has been signed by over 60,000 people including Mr. Havel’s widow Dagmar and Mr. Havel’s brother Ivan.