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Former Nazi designer sues VW over logo

Vw_logo_largeVolkswagen is getting some particularly unwelcome attention this week, as an elderly former Nazi graphic designer is suing the company, seeking credit for helping to design the automaker’s famous logo. Nikolai Borg, 86, who now lives in Austria, says he has paperwork that can prove his involvement in the development of the VW logo 65 years ago. He doesn’t want any cash, says his lawyer—he just wants to live to see his work acknowledged. Volkswagen denies that Borg was involved in the design. The legal case begins next week in a Vienna court.

—Posted by Tim Nudd

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