Friday, August 19, 2016

Olympic lawyers go for gold in trademark protection; CNBC, 8/18/16

Nicholas Wells, CNBC; Olympic lawyers go for gold in trademark protection:
"The Olympic games may be coming to a close in Brazil, but Olympic lawyers are still working hard in the U.S.
The U.S. Olympic Committee has come under fire this year for sending warning letters to businesses tweeting with "official" Olympic hashtags like "#TeamUSA" and "#Rio2016." But this isn't the first time the USOC has taken steps to protect its trademarked assets. Legal actions involving the USOC have become as routine as the games themselves.
Part of it is due to the special permission afforded the USOC in defending its intellectual property, and some is an abundance of intellectual property to be defended."

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