(Reuters) – China’s Olympic Committee (COC) said it will protect its athletes from the unlawful registration of their names as trademarks, Xinhua news agency reported.Several Chinese gold medallists from the Tokyo Games, including shooter Yang Qian, table tennis player Chen Meng and 14-year-old diver Quan Hongchan, saw their names illegally registered as trademarks in the alcohol, sportswear and tutoring industries, the report said.
Sneaker company Puma applied last week to register “Puma Tokyo 2021” as a trademark, filing its paperwork on the same day that the Tokyo Games were postponed until 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Word Mark PUMA TOKYO 2021
Goods and Services IC 018. G & S: Athletic bags and drawstring pouches; all-purpose carrying bags; all-purpose sports bags; drawstring sports pouches; handbags; duffel bags; backpacks; school bags; shoulder bags; umbrellas
IC 025. G & S: Clothing, namely, sports and leisure suits, training suits, warm-up suits, all- weather suits, rainwear, pullovers, jerseys, jackets, sweatshirts, shorts, pants, T-shirts, tops, skirts, socks, wristbands, athletic uniforms, sweaters, cardigans, wraps, cover-ups, coats, dresses, blouses, underwear, tank tops, trousers, tights, bathing suits, neckerchiefs, scarves, belts; footwear, namely, sports and leisure shoes; headwear, namely, hats, caps, sun visors, toques, beanies, hoods, headbands
IC 028. G & S: Balls for games, namely, basketballs, soccer balls, footballs, volleyballs, handballs, tennis balls, golf balls and table tennis balls; shin guards for athletic use, knee guards for athletic use, elbow guards for athletic use, and ankle guards for athletic use; gloves made specifically for use in playing sports, namely, boxing, fencing, soccer, golf and swimming; tennis rackets, cricket bats, golf clubs, hockey sticks, table tennis rackets, badminton rackets and squash rackets and parts thereof, in particular grips, strings, grip and lead tape; bags for sports equipment, specially designed for the objects to be carried therein; specially adapted bags and shaped covers for tennis rackets, table tennis rackets, badminton rackets, squash rackets, cricket bats, golf clubs and hockey sticks; table tennis tables and nets; nets for sports; start and finish banners for use at athletic and running events; straps and ribbons for use as athletic field markers and dividers; banners and nets for use as athletic field dividers
Standard Characters Claimed
Serial Number 88846322
Filing Date March 24, 2020
Owner (APPLICANT) PUMA SE societas Europae (se)
The Beijing 2022 Winter Games Mascots Say Nihao!、1:22
Beijing 2022 Paralympic Mascot Unveiled、1:21
Bing Dwen Dwen (冰墩墩)and Shuey Rhon Rhon (雪容融)が北京五輪のマスコットになっています。
“Bing Dwen Dwen” (left) is a personified panda. Bing, or ice in Chinese, symbolizes purity and perseverance, matching what the Winter Olympics embodies; Dwen Dwen fits the healthy, sparky and charming image of pandas, in sync with
the strong body and tenacity of the athletes and the inspiring Olympic spirit.
“Shuey Rhon Rhon” (right) is designed based on a lantern. Shuey has the same pronunciation as the Chinese character snow, naturally meaning unblemishedly whiteand beautiful, a sure feature of winter sports. Rhon Rhon sends the message of interactions and mutual teaching and harmonious development, reflecting the good vision of creating a more inclusive world and building a community of shared future through Paralympic sports (from IP news cnipa)