Birmingham to trademark the term Balti?

Following media reports today that Birmingham could trademark the word ‘balti’. a spokesperson for Birmingham City Council, said: “The idea that Birmingham should trademark the term ‘balti’ is certainly an interesting one, which is not without its merits.

“The city is not only the birthplace of the dish, but also home to the UK’s premier community of Balti restaurants and businesses – The Balti Triangle.

“The City Council is always seeking new and imaginative ways to promote the city regionally, nationally and internationally, which if judged to be feasible and to the benefit of local people/businesses we would not hesitate in pursuing.”

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