The Unauthorized Use of the Trademark For OSCE Inc.

Long-time readers will remember that for more than a decade Gates of Vienna has reported extensively on the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). Beginning in 2009, Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff and Henrik Clausen worked tirelessly to expose the growing Islamization of the organization. They attended OSCE “Human Dimension” conferences in Warsaw and Vienna to make interventions (short presentations) and hold side events. In later years they were joined by other Counterjihad stalwarts, including Alain Wagner, Dave Petteys, Maj. Stephen Coughlin, Clare Lopez, Katie Hopkins, and others.

Last Friday I received the following letter as a PDF attached to an email from the OSCE (sent by Daniel Stirrat, a Legal Assistant in the Office of Legal Affairs). Interestingly, although it arrived here in the afternoon of December 11, well before midnight CET, it is dated December 12:

Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe

Office of Legal Affairs                Vienna, 12 December 2020

To whom it may concern,

It has come to the attention of the Secretariat of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) that there has been unauthorized use of OSCE’s trademark, including the OSCE emblem and name, on your website. For ease of reference, please see the following examples:

Please note that the OSCE’s name in English, French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish, its abbreviation in all those languages and its emblem are the exclusive property of the OSCE, protected under Article 6ter of the 1883 Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property (as amended), and were duly registered with the World Intellectual Property Organization on 31 August 2001. As such, they may not be copied, reproduced, displayed, or used without the express prior written permission of the OSCE.

The OSCE has not consented to the use of its trademark on your website. Any engagement on your side in OSCE activities and/or events does not constitute such consent. In light thereof, you are requested to remove the OSCE trademark from your website immediately and refrain from using it in the future without obtaining the prior express written consent of the OSCE.

Thank you in advance for your co-operation.

Yours sincerely,




Stephen Walsh,
Head of the Office of Legal Affairs

Gates of Vienna

Wallnerstrasse 6
A-1010 Vienna, Austria

I had not been aware that the OSCE was an industry, and that it was therefore covered by the 1883 Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property. To rectify my error, I immediately went through all the OSCE posts and replaced all instances of the OSCE™ logo with the one shown at the top of this post. Then I wrote the following reply to the OSCE:

Mr. Stephen Walsh
Mr. Daniel Stirrat
Office of Legal Affairs
Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)
Wallnerstrasse 6
1010 Vienna, Austria

Messrs. Walsh and Stirrat:

Thank you very much for bringing to my attention the issue of my use of the OSCE’s trademarked logo. I had not previously been aware that your organization was covered by the 1883 Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property.

To rectify the matter, I have removed all instances of the logo from articles at Gates of Vienna. If you encounter any that I have inadvertently missed, please be so kind as to notify me, and I shall remove them promptly as well.


Edward S. May
a.k.a. “Baron Bodissey”

The esteemed gentlemen at OSCE™ may have unintentionally created a miniature Streisand Effect by calling attention to its metamorphosis into an illiberal organization acting as a front for Islam and the globalists.

The OSCE began in 1975 as the Commission for Security and Europe (CSCE). Its mission was to implement the Helsinki accords, and bring the Soviet Union into a series of conferences about human rights. It played an important role in final days of the Cold War, drawing attention to the issue of human rights in Communist countries.

The original participating states were the United States, Canada, the Soviet Union, Turkey, and the various European states. After the breakup of the USSR, the individual former socialist republics were admitted as independent participating states. The “OSCE region” now includes all of Europe, Canada, the USA, Russia, Turkey, and all the former republics of the USSR, including the “Stans”.

When Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff first attended an OSCE conference in 2009, she noticed that various Islamic groups were systematically attempting to subvert the organization by targeting “Islamophobia” as a human rights violation, and similar strategies. Despite the best efforts of the Counterjihad Collective, the process accelerated. Most of the Islamization came in via Turkish organizations such as COJEP (Coordination des jeunes patriotes), which is affiliated with the Turkish group Millî Görüş (“National Vision”). Bosnia also sends Islamic NGOs to the conferences, as do the Stans, to a lesser extent.

By about 2015 the administration of OSCE had been thoroughly infiltrated by Islamic elements. There has been a Demonic Convergence between Islam and the Progressive Left, to the point that “Islamophobia” is now officially targeted by the organization itself.

What began as an organization dedicated to human rights and civil liberties has morphed into an engine of repression against Islam-critics and opponents of the leftist Narrative. Counterjihad participants have even been deliberately excluded from speaking at the plenary.

Such is the state of the Modern Multicultural OSCE™.

For links to previous articles about the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, see the OSCE™ Archives.

18 thoughts on “The Unauthorized Use of the Trademark For OSCE Inc.

  1. Well look at it this way dear Baron, when the time comes, they made it nice and convenient to put their names up in lights so there is no misunderstanding of who stands where and what side. Easy peasy.

  2. I wonder what would happen if you made up your own mocking logo for the OSCE. Would they sue for defamation?

    As you point out, its kinda funny to see them attempt to bully you with commercial law. But its very hard to imagine them actually taking any action and even harder to imagine a court hearing it.

    My site was threatened by the Ottawa Bio-tech firm that hired a lot of religious muslims, one of whom is doing decades in prison for Islamic terrorism. They wanted me to take the company photo down of the employees from their website. Claimed it was their IP. Really it was because it looked so bad under the circs.

    I never did take it down. Seems to me that would be a huge Streisand effect that would work very much against them if they tried to take it to court. Much more public investigations would likely follow into what a company which did research that sounded like it could easily be used for biological weapons and seemed to hire all religious muslims.

  3. “The process of settlement is a ‘Civilization-Jihadist Process’ with all the word means. The Ikhwan [Muslim Brotherhood] must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion [Islam] is made victorious over all other religions.”

  4. Dang! You never know what’s going to bite you next. What a world we live in. I hope you are keeping well, Baron.


  5. I’m pretty sure that the OSCE also invented the internet and holds the trade secrets on Coca-Cola’s original formula and the original recipe for Kentucky Fried Chicken. Don’t qoute, me, though, because I’m very sensitive about how my name appears in print

    John Hancock

  6. OSCE

    Change to

    EOCS – European Organization of Stupid Cockroaches

    You have my permission to substitute the above or come up something better. They are after all Europeans and will slow to catch on.

  7. You are now under fire. If they decided to contact you directly, they are digging for many other reasons to put you in your place. As available for all subjects, your place is where they decided, not where you want. Communism rule of law. Take good care, Barron. And let us now if they proceed to next step. I just fear we are pushed to a new form of communism. The new form will made Ceausescu or Stalin look like small kids playing. I never thought that I will remember Ceausescu in these conditions.

  8. There’s a docu-drama that perfectly captures the OSCE’s organizational culture called “KILL ME TODAY, TOMORROW I’M SICK” (

    Having just come from an OSCE “Mission” myself, I can say that everything in that film is true — I worked with every one of those loathsome characters in real life…

    The OSCE is a second-rate clown show that I’m embarrassed to have been part of.

    • Well, when the time comes of the Great Purge, they will be easy to identify. For when it comes, retribution must be absolute and profound. I really do hope I get to see their faces when the Grim Reaper comes knocking on their doors for their treason and treachery.

  9. After having joined countless conferences there, I can only confirm that OSCE is a weird, weird place. Along with our friends, we always played by the rules, as written and shown by example from its CSCE days. Always on topic, polite to a fault, and with strict timing of our interventions, we still caused enough panic among the organizers that they tried to find a tool in the Tome of Rules to keep us away. They didn’t manage.
    Hidden in the safety of large, guaranteed budgets and not exposed to the healthy winds of competition, OSCE is now a dysfunctional “human rights” organisation. It pretends to protect, but in reality facilitates hollowing out our supposedly ‘inalienable’ rights.
    My favourite example of this is when we joined a panel about finding a compromise between security and freedom of expression – or put more bluntly: “The terrorists have us scared. How can we limit freedom of expression?” There, I asked:

    Can speaking documentable truth ever constitute”Hate speech”?

    The response was, after a few segways: “Since the truth can hurt, the answer is yes”.
    On the panel was the OSCE representative for the Freedom of the Media. She did not object to that interpretation, which effectively makes it official OSCE policy.
    We’ve experienced many more weird things, and – most enjoyable – make our Islamist foes loose their temper in the Plenary. I believe that this help restore Reason to a place where it was otherwise long gone.

    • Reason is gone, all this exercise in caterwauling has done is given them far more leeway than they deserve. Rights are what the Victors say they are, nothing more, nothing less, so I would suggest you start thinking of Victory over these traitors, 3rd world sub humans and the folks that encourage our demise and act accordingly. We are simply going to have to fight for what is ours by birthright and blood. Anything less is defeat. The time for talking or voting your way out of this mess is long gone, action is now needed more than ever and one must make it absolute and profound.

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