The Russian Federal service for Intellectual Property, Patents and Trademarks has reportedly removed Chinese cosmetic manufacturer Britain BBC international Cosmetics, Ltd.’s  right to use the name “BBC” after an investigation revealed that some 60 percent of the brand’s  consumers thought the products were made with permission from the British Broadcasting  Corporation (BBC), which they are not.

according to a news source, Britain BBC international Cosmetics is listed as a partner company in  the Batel cosmetics network of Chinese brands in russia, and its profile erroneously claims that  the company’s hair, skin and body care products are produced “under the control of Britain BBC  Cosmetics internttional, UK. ”The BBC has blasted the beauty brand for its use of the three-letter  initial branding and a logo that is apparently exceedingly similar to BBC’s registered trademark. See CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com, April 3, 2014.