"A U.S. citizen living in southwestern Japan has been arrested for trademark infringement through unauthorized use of a 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics logo, police said Wednesday. David Roy Uhlstein, an assistant language teacher in Kumamoto Prefecture, is suspected of having sold five items such as mugs and smartphone cases bearing the logo for the Tokyo campaign to host the Games without the organizing committee’s permission, according to the police... Uhlstein said he did not know that authorization by the Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games was necessary to use the logo, the police said. Uhlstein printed the logo by downloading it from the internet, attaching it to plain mugs and smartphone cases, and posting the items for sale through his own online store, according to the police."
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
U.S. man held for allegedly breaching trademark of Tokyo games logo; Japan Times, 9/28/16
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