Back to the SS - logo:
Im not really shure, but I think in germany there is a law obout "printed things on paper" ( don't know how to express it better...).
for example: you make a movie about nazi germany. of course you must show SS - men in their uniforms, the german flag with the swastika and so on. it is allowed to do. but it is NOT allowed, to print thhose things on paper! (film posters, flyer and so on)
I own many books about nazi germany, many hitler bographys - not one single nazi symbol on the paper. historic pictures showing such symbols INSIDE the book are allowed and, of course, necessary.
I think it's the same thing with record covers.
In the 70s and 80s jewish promoters acted against the original kiss logo. In some way I can understand them by THEIR point of view. In america you have the absolute freedom of speech. in germany you have NOT (with GOOD reasons!) In america you can say: "there were NO gas chambers in Auschwitz!" - nothing will happen. In germany you go to jail for saying that. (with GOOD reasons).
But in germany we have Feedom Of Arts! so some things changed. The KISS logo is accepted by the german society as an piece of art and stage acting.
a courious example: it is strictly forbidden to smoke in pblic buildings (cinemas, theaters, restaurants and so on) BUT: if there is a theater play and an actor has to play a smoking guy - it is ALLOWED to smoke on stage!
the OFFICIAL german way is now: NO PRINTED KISS LOGOS ON PAPER!!! but it is no problem to buy imported records in GERMAN internet stores, you also can buy t shirts without any problems and you will NEVER get any problems wearing original KISS clothings... but pleaase: don't visit a synagoge wearing them...
I grew up in EAST GERMANY, KISS were strictly forbidden, because they "ARE NAZIs"!!!! East Germany had also a strictly anti israel politics. so you could'nt even say: "Come on, Paul and Gene are JEWS, they cannot be NAZIS" . In all cases you were under suspect...
another example: Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf" is NOT FORBIDDEN in Germany because of its contend! Only the german state is holding the copyrights and refuses to print it.
All about you can say: the freedom of art in GERMANY is worth MORE than civil laws about nazi symbols. If you respect some boarders and different point of view (by jewish people for example) you will not get any problems.