- Kalashnikov handed "Izhmash" the right to use his name
The famous weapons designer Mikhail Kalashnikov freely transferred the right to use his name NPO "Izhmash", said at a press conference on Friday, the company's CEO Konstantin Bulgakov.
"The papers began to appear that Michael T. 1.5 million took over the name, and we told him 300 thousand (rubles) a month he was promised, you know, well, God be their judge, who wrote it, just a shame that there are such people . Michael T. he is a patriot, he is a true patriot, not that I did not take (money), even the subject is not raised, "- said Gagarin. He also said that in the future under the "Kalashnikov" products can be produced not only for military use. "Anything from household chemicals to hats, suits, shoes, handbags — everything, everything" — said Gagarin.
Last May, the press service of the NGO "Izhmash" reported that representatives of the company are in talks with the family of the famous designer Mikhail Kalashnikov on the transfer of rights to the brand, "Kalashnikov" for the most effective management.
According to the press service of the factory, to the transfer of rights to use the brand, "Izhmash" has only the right to use the word "Kalashnikov" in conjunction with the graphical representation of the automaton and its designation in the output of military products.