Intellectual Property Law in Sports

Sports stars as trade marks: an exciting new area of intellectual property law  January 21, 2013 – 11:37 am
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Trade marks can be used to protect many different types of marks used in business, including logos, words, phrases, fancy text, colours and even sounds. But did you know names can also be registered as trade marks?

 In recent years, some of Australia’s most famous sporting icons have registered their names as trade marks as they have moved into new business and charitable ventures.

 Ian Thorpe has registered his name as a trade mark in three classes, covering his various business ventures in perfume and cosmetics, jewellery and clothing. Similarly, Greg Norman registered his own name as a trade mark in a number of classes relating to his business interests, including golf course construction, golf instruction and the design of golf courses and clubs. Shane Warne has a number of registered trade marks for ‘SHANE WARNE’ as well as other applications in progress. His marks are in a range of classes covering eyewear, watches, jewellery, leather goods, clothing, games, wines and spirits.

 By registering their names as trade marks in this way, these athletes aim to restrict other parties that may try to use their name in connection with selling these kinds of goods or services. Registering a trade mark makes it much easier for them to take legal action against any party who offers infringing items for sale or who use their name in connection with these goods or services without authorisation.

Source: Terri Janke and Company

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