Head of Russia's space agency Roscosmos Anatoly Perminov confirmed on Monday that the youngest daughter of the world's first cosmonaut has filed an application to register a trademark for "Yury Alexeyevich Gagarin."
"I do not consider it shameful given that everyone is making money on Gagarin's name. Why can't his family do it?" Perminov said.
Gagarin's daughter, Yulia, filed the application to the Russian Federal Service for Intellectual Property, Patents and Trademarks on January 26 ahead of the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the first manned spaceflight by Yury Gagarin.
Yulia was born one month before the historical flight, which made Gagarin famous on April 12, 1961.
According to expert estimates, the Gagarin trademark is worth 1 billion rubles ($33.5 million).
MOSCOW, January 31 (RIA Novosti)