Olympics Crack Down On Anyone Mentioning Them Without Paying… As White House Tells Everyone To Set Up Olympics Parties
from the ip-violations-galore! dept
We’ve covered for years how overly aggressive the Olympics are in protecting their “IP” — to the point that they often get special laws passed that grant them extra IP rights, which they use to block pretty much anyone who hasn’t paid from using the word “Olympics” at all, or even having a non-sponsoring brand shown anywhere (yes, even if that means taping over the brand on toilet fixtures in bathrooms around the Olympic grounds). Hell, we just reported on the Olympics going after a 30-year-old restaurant named Olympic Gyros.
So it struck me as somewhat surprising to get an email from the White House, saying that I should create my own (or join in an existing) “Olympic Fun Day Meetup.”