Mugged off: No more Soviet than City in print

REGULAR readers of this page will recall that The Capitalist reported last week on former Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation (ENRC) board member Ken Olisa popping down to the Intellectual Property Office and trademarking the memorable phrase he uttered when he parted ways with the mining group.

The ex-ENRC employee famously quit the company saying that it was “more Soviet than City”. Having discovered that he had trademarked that very phrase, The Capitalist jested that Olisa would be splashing the saying over all sorts of office apparel.

So imagine the delight when a mug and card – both emblazoning the Soviet slogan – should arrive on The Capitalist’s desk.

All just for fun of course. The real reason behind the trademark, according to the Restoration Partners chairman, is to stop former ENRC chairman Mehmet Dalman from pinching the line as title for the book that he has been threatening to pen on the firm.