Prime Minister Wants Flag on Icelandic Products

“This is a response to the request by numerous organizations and manufacturers of all kinds of Icelandic products."

Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson put forth a draft bill in parliament yesterday on the freer use of Iceland’s national flag on Icelandic products and design, Iceland Review reports.

The new bill will allow the flag to be displayed on Icelandic products, design and intellectual property under the supervision of the Consumer Agency. According to the current law, the Office of the Prime Minister must give express authority for the flag’s use in each case.

The Icelandic flag is currently used quite conservatively, whereas in Denmark, for example, you can hardly buy a block of cheese without the Danish flag on its packaging, reports.