Lord of the Rings: The Olympic Committee’s Trademark Protection [IP Watchdog]

Chanel Lattimer, an associate in Cozen O’Connor’s Intellectual Property Department, discusses Olympic specific trademark law in her IP Watchdog article, "Lord of the Rings: The Olympic Committee’s Trademark Protection." Chanel explains that, “The International Olympic Committee (IOC), and its national governing bodies, like the USOC, also aggressively enforce their rights in their Olympic trademarks, slogans, and symbols. The Olympic Committee not only employs the traditional methods of other sport organizations, but has several additional weapons that provide a true monopoly on the Olympic properties.” She adds that, “The high costs of Olympic sponsorship in exchange for events that occur for two weeks every two years compels the Olympic Committee to vigilantly monitor and prevent as much ambush marketing as possible, especially in the months leading up to the games.”

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