The government of Yamaguchi, Yamaguchi Prefecture, has filed to register the name of local son and poet Chuya Nakahara as a trademark for snacks, stationery, beer, sake and Nakahara-related events, a city official said Thursday.

The municipality, which runs a museum dedicated to the famous poet, filed the application with the Japan Patent Office in February to forestall infringement by other parties, the official said.

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