Written by Michael Coyle on 16 August 2016« Return to Reading Room
According to federal law known as U.S. Code 36 Subtitle II Part B Chapter 2205 - UNITED STATES OLYMPIC COMMITTEE. Subchapter 1 allows the United States Olympic Committee to sue businesses that use Olympic trademarks "for the purpose of trade, to induce the sale of any goods or services, or to promote any theatrical exhibition, athletic performance, or competition."
So anyone using # or any of the protected # may find themselved on the receiving end of a letter of claim!
Indeed the Committee has gone as far as to say "Do not create social media posts that are Olympic themed, that feature Olympic trademarks, that contain Games imagery or congratulate Olympic performance unless you are an official sponsor as specified in the Social Media Section."
This means that we cannot say well done team GB!
#Well done Rio2016 #Rio!!
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