Six tense months
Via mass media millions of people have seen the yellow sun and the red cross. Our logo adorns our nurses’ uniforms and our pupils’ school clothing. Books, flyers, forms and even the hospital’s leather-bound bible have this logo. Diospi Suyana would be unimaginable without it.
When in October 2017 the German Red Cross lawyers raised an objection to Diospi Suyana’s logo all our alarm bells started ringing. The negotiations went on for weeks. The missionary doctors had to go to the legal department of the German Red Cross in person to explain Diospi Suyana’s vision. Our logo’s cause was supported by several well-known personalities from the fields of law, politics and business. Even Clifford Chance, one of the most prominent legal firms, gave us legal advice free of charge.
Since 11th June 2018 our logo enjoys the full protection as a word and figurative mark. The German Red Cross waived an appeal and the world-wide Diospi Suyana Community can sleep calmly again. As a compromise in a difficult situation we agreed that from now on our logo would have a grey shadow in all German speaking countries.
We thank all friends who supported our logo’s cause over the past few months. Many worked and prayed hard “ora et labora” and now it is time to thank God and our supporters.