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31 Jul 2012, 12:13 pm
Olympics association rights and the London Olympics Association rights are often referred to as intellectual property rights but as their purpose is to raise revenue from corporate sponsorship and broadcasting they have rather more in common with the the monopolies peddled by James I in his attempt to govern without Parliament.   The sale of such monopolies was bitterly resented and was [read post]
19 Apr 2012, 11:33 am by Karel.Frielink
Charity Event: Curacao Olympic Athletes ELEQT and Blue Bay Events present the 2nd Spigthoff Night Golf Tournament. 11 Teams of 6 players play 5 holes by night on illuminated fairways. Come and see this spectacle! The proceeds of this night (including the auction) will go to support the Curacao athletes who want to participate in the 2012 Olympic Games. When: Saturday, May 5, 2012 Where: Blue Bay Golf Resort Curacao Time: 17:00 – 22:30 (players); 18:30 – 22.30 (spectators) Charity Auction & Prize… [read post]
5 Dec 2011, 10:59 am by Govind Acharya
The International Olympic Committee loves to think of their event as a not just a sporting event, but as a tool for furthering peace and social justice around the world. Furthermore, The Olympic Committee’s guidelines on sourcing are meant to place a high priority on environmental, social and ethical issues when contracting for the Games. That sounds awesome! But how then can London’s 2012 Olympic Games justify giving chemical giant Dow Chemical a high profile contract in light… [read post]
8 Mar 2010, 3:54 am by Dianne Saxe
Canadian pride in our “green Olympics” is about to be translated into a standard for sustainable events: Z2010. The Canadian Standards Association worked unofficially with VANOC’s Corporate Sustainability Office to develop the standard in record time, and to learn from its experience in putting on the Vancouver Olympics. VANOC developed an impressive Sustainability Management and Reporting System, a first for the Olympics/ ParaOlympic games. It integrated components from several international… [read post]
26 Jan 2010, 6:23 pm by David Oxenford
With the Super Bowl and the Winter Olympics less than 2 weeks away, and March Madness not far behind, we once again need to remind our readers that all three are trademarked terms, meaning that their use, particularly for commercial purposes, is limited.  We've wrote here last year about the use of the term "Super Bowl" in commercials, and about the use of "Olympics" two years ago (here).  Our warning then bears repeating now - the trademarked terms should not be used in commercial messages… [read post]
28 Jul 2012, 7:51 am by Kelly Phillips Erb
London 2012 banner at The Monument. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Okay, best part of the 2012 Olympics so far? I say David Beckham in a speedboat because David Beckham in anything is always going to win. My kids say the giant Voldemort puppet because, well, puppets. But the Olympians? I’m guessing it’s a toss-up between marching in the opening ceremonies and the giant tax bill that they’re not going to be paying. Yes, you read that correctly. Olympians at the games are getting a nice… [read post]
1 Oct 2013, 5:00 am by Ruth Carter
Like many of you, I’m disgusted by the Russian law that prohibits discussing “non-traditional” sexual relationships in the presence of minors or suggesting that such relationships are equal to “traditional” ones. Russian officials claim the law is designed to protect minors. Bullshit. When laws are written to “protect the children” when their physical safety isn’t at risk, it’s the government’s way of trying to justify their closed-minded… [read post]
25 Jun 2012, 12:06 pm by Andis Kaulins
Marianne Chappuis, Trademark Legal Counsel of the International Olympic Committee has a June, 2012 article at WIPO Magazine, IP and Sport, titled The Olympic Properties (June 2012) in which "Olympic properties" are defined as follows: "The Olympic Charter is the codification of the Fundamental Principles of Olympism, Rules and Bye-Laws adopted by the IOC. According to Rule 7 of the Charter, the Olympic properties include the Olympic symbol as well as the Olympic flag, motto, anthem,… [read post]
26 Jan 2012, 6:51 am by Corporate Action Network
Indians protest the Bhopal disaster A commissioner for a body monitoring the sustainability and ethics of the London 2012 Olympics has resigned over its links with Dow Chemical, the company mixed up in one of the worst corporate related human rights disasters of the 20th century. Meredith Alexander is quitting the Commission for a Sustainable London 2012. It describes itself as an independent body which “monitors and assures the sustainability of the London 2012 Olympic and… [read post]
28 Sep 2011, 9:14 am
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) recently published its Social Media Policy for the 2012 London Olympic Games. According to the just released policy, "the IOC encourages all social media and blogging activity at the Olympic Games as long as it is not for commercial and/or advertising purposes."At first glance, the policy appears to be straight forward. It clearly states that its main goal is to protect the intellectual property rights of its commercial and/or advertising partners. I have no… [read post]
27 Aug 2012, 7:22 pm by David Oxenford
I was fortunate enough to spend some time earlier this month in London, at the Olympics. While there, I noticed just how closely the Olympic venues were guarding against any advertising from any non-official Olympic sponsors. This article from the AP notes how even the restroom fixtures had tape covering all brand names to prevent the manufacturers from getting any Olympic tie-in. I witnessed the tape and had puzzled over it many times when in London. At Wimbledon, too, where the tennis finals… [read post]
10 Aug 2012, 6:36 am by Kelly Phillips Erb
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 07: Sanya Richards-Ross of the United States and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica lead the pack in the Women's 200m Semifinals on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 7, 2012 in London, England. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife) I’ll confess: I’m still on an Olympic tear at my house. My family and I have watched the end of the USA/Japan women’s soccer match three times. Yes, three. I’m not proud. We just really love soccer.… [read post]
10 Aug 2012, 1:38 pm by Christopher Danzig
* So, apparently law schools are admitting pretty much EVERYONE now. Because it’s all about the Benjamins, baby. [The Legal Whiteboard] * The most fascinating New York real estate cases of the 21st century. Because home is where your heart — and assets — are. [Commercial Observer] * Dewey want to offer former partners more money so they’ll agree to the proposed settlement? Yes, yes we do. [WSJ Law Blog] * Apple v. Samsung was back in court today. Check out this live blog to stay up to speed.… [read post]
1 Mar 2010, 5:23 am
Charles Banks-Altekruse, a former Olympic rower, has published an op-ed in the New York Times that makes a provocative proposal. Banks-Altekruse argues that the Olympic Games should meet at a permanent location and abandon the rotating structure that has been in place since the advent of the modern Olympics.Banks-Altekruse argues that the Olympics have been unprofitable in recent years, but he does not do a good job linking the financial performance of the games to the roving structure.… [read post]
27 Jul 2012, 7:47 am by Robert Kay
In anticipation of the London 2012 Olympic Games starting today, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has faced a myriad of issues, not least the risks, relating to insuring an event that the UK Defence Secretary, Philip Hammond, described as “the biggest security challenge this country has faced for decades”. A quick glance at the sheer extent and magnitude of the Games readily reveals some of these challenges: 2012 in Numbers London will be the first city in history to hold three Olympic… [read post]
27 Jul 2012, 7:47 am by Robert Kay
In anticipation of the London 2012 Olympic Games starting today, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has faced a myriad of issues, not least the risks, relating to insuring an event that the UK Defence Secretary, Philip Hammond, described as “the biggest security challenge this country has faced for decades”. A quick glance at the sheer extent and magnitude of the Games readily reveals some of these challenges: 2012 in Numbers London will be the first city in history to hold three… [read post]
27 Jul 2012, 7:47 am by Robert Kay
In anticipation of the London 2012 Olympic Games starting today, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has faced a myriad of issues, not least the risks, relating to insuring an event that the UK Defence Secretary, Philip Hammond, described as “the biggest security challenge this country has faced for decades”. A quick glance at the sheer extent and magnitude of the Games readily reveals some of these challenges: 2012 in Numbers London will be the first city in history to hold three… [read post]
2 Mar 2010, 5:31 pm by David Oxenford
Getting legal education from a fake news program is always dangerous, but a recent episode of the Stephen Colbert Show, here, nicely demonstrated trademark law.  The clip illustrates what we have written before, that the term "Olympics", like "Super Bowl" and "March Madness" are trademarked, and attempts to use them in commercials or promotions, or to otherwise imply that a product or program is associated with one of these events, can lead a broadcaster into legal trouble and potential… [read post]
17 Aug 2012, 6:59 pm
On June 28, 2011, I was one of the first to analyze the new International Olympic Committee's social media regulations. When the regulations initially were released, I immediately noticed that there may some major challenges with the policies. At that time I stated, "In general, the IOC's Social Media Policy appears to be a good starting point for discussion. However, the points I mention above need to be addressed before the Games begin to lessen the likeliehood that social media compliance… [read post]
6 Aug 2012, 4:24 pm by Kelly Phillips Erb
Olympics (Photo credit: ClaraDon) Even President Obama has Olympic fever, it seems. That’s the only plausible explanation for the latest word that the President is throwing his support behind a proposal to exempt U.S. Olympians from taxes on their awards. The President is responding to a measure which, as I previously blogged, had been introduced by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) last week to exempt American Olympians who win medals from paying federal income taxes on their winnings. The question… [read post]