News and Press Releases

11.1.2017 Prime Minister´s Office New Icelandic Government - government of Mr. Bjarni Benediktsson takes office

A Government of the Independence Party, the Reform Party and Bright Future has been formed and took office today. Eleven ministers will take seat in the Government, six from the Independence Party, three from the Reform Party and two from Bright Future. 

2.12.2016 Ministry for Foreign Affairs "Iceland" issue a matter of principle

At a meeting with Iceland Foods, the company stated that it was unwilling to relinquish control of the wordmark “Iceland” and presented proposals that fell short of Iceland's expectations. Legal action to invalidate the exclusive trademark of ‘Iceland' held by Iceland Foods at the EUIPO that started in November will proceed.


24.11.2016 Ministry for Foreign Affairs Legal action over the use of the word ‘Iceland'

The Government of Iceland, on behalf of Iceland's businesses and people, today announces that it has taken legal action against the UK supermarket chain Iceland Foods with the goal of ensuring the right of Icelandic companies to use the word ‘ICELAND' in relation to their goods and services.