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World Cup begins – watch for the JABULANI soccer ball

Posted by ipelton on: June 14th, 2010

The soccer (or ‘football’) World Cup begins this week. Like any major even on the international stage, the World Cup “brand” is enormous worldwide. FIFA, the soccer governing body, owns and protects trademarks related to the World Cup. Here are a few of those trademarks (in the U.S.):

No doubt, the WORLD CUP brand is worth a fortune in sales, merchandising and television rights worldwide. It is on par with the Super Bowl and Olympics.  Despite marks that are made of very common and descriptive terms, FIFA has managed to protect its trademarks given their immense popularity.  My favorite World Cup related trademark this year is the name of the official ball made by adidas:

JABULANI – which means happiness in Zulu

adidas Jabulani ball

The FIFA trademarks are generally registered for a large variety of goods and services.   For example WORLD CUP 2010 is registered for all of the items listed below.  While I am sure that FIFA has many licensees worldwide producing a selling a variety of products and services,  I wonder if FIFA can demonstrate a bona fide intent to use the WORLD CUP 2010 name in the U.S. on “cleaning, polishing, scouring and abrasive liquids and powders for household use,”fixed towel dispensers made of common metals or their alloys,” “vacuum cleaner bags,” “fresh vegetables,” and some of the other items listed.


International Class: 001
Class Status: Active
Unexposed sensitized, photographic films; industrial chemicals; tanning substances, namely, tanning agents for use in the manufacture of leather; artificial sweeteners
Basis: 66(a)
First Use Date: (DATE NOT AVAILABLE)
First Use in Commerce Date: (DATE NOT AVAILABLE)

International Class: 003

Class Status: Active
Cosmetics; soaps; cosmetic bath preparations; perfumes; eau-de-Cologne; pre-shave and aftershave lotions; shaving creams; shampoos, hair-rinsing lotions; dentifrices, mouthwashes; deodorants and antiperspirants for personal use; skincare creams, beauty creams, facial cleansing creams; make-up removing preparations; suntan lotions; hair lotions, hair sprays; make-up preparations, eye shadows, face powders, cosmetic pencils; decorative transfers for cosmetic purposes; cleaning, polishing, scouring and abrasive liquids and powders for household use; laundry powders; synthetic cleaning products for household use, namely, synthetic household cleaning preparations; shoe waxes and polishing creams; leather care products, namely, soap for leather, preparations for polishing, cleaning, and conditioning leather goods
Basis: 66(a)
First Use Date: (DATE NOT AVAILABLE)
First Use in Commerce Date: (DATE NOT AVAILABLE)

International Class: 004
Class Status: Active
All-purpose lubricants; engine oils and fuels; candles; waxes
Basis: 66(a)
First Use Date: (DATE NOT AVAILABLE)
First Use in Commerce Date: (DATE NOT AVAILABLE)

International Class: 006
Class Status: Active
Aluminum foils; metal rings and chains for keys; note clips; figurines of common metals or their alloys; metal holiday ornaments; statues, statuettes, sculptures and trophies all of common metals or their alloys; collectible printed bottle caps made of common metal; souvenir metal name badges; fixed towel dispensers made of common metals or their alloys
Basis: 66(a)
First Use Date: (DATE NOT AVAILABLE)
First Use in Commerce Date: (DATE NOT AVAILABLE)

International Class: 007
Class Status: Active
Machines for making aerated beverages, namely, aerators for making aerated beverages; electric can openers; electric knives, electromechanical machines for producing foodstuffs, namely, electric food choppers; mixing apparatus for household use, namely, electric blenders, mechanical mixing machines; electric whisks for household purposes; electric fruit presses for domestic use; electric food processors; electrical mixers for household use; dishwashers; washing machines for household use; ironing machines, namely, electric clothing pressing machines; sewing machines; vacuum cleaners; vacuum cleaner accessories, namely, vacuum cleaner bags, vacuum cleaner hoses, suction nozzles for vacuum cleaners and brushes for vacuum cleaners
Basis: 66(a)
First Use Date: (DATE NOT AVAILABLE)
First Use in Commerce Date: (DATE NOT AVAILABLE)

International Class: 008
Class Status: Active
Hand-operated hand tools and implements, namely, hand-operated pumps; electric and non-electric razors, including razor blades; cutlery, namely, forks and spoons; depilatory appliances; hand tools, namely, tongs; non-electric flat irons; kitchen scissors; paper scissors
Basis: 66(a)
First Use Date: (DATE NOT AVAILABLE)
First Use in Commerce Date: (DATE NOT AVAILABLE)

International Class: 010
Class Status: Active
Personal apparatus for diagnosis for medical purposes, namely, devices for measuring blood sugar, ear thermometers for medical purposes, heart monitors; medical measuring apparatus and instruments, namely, blood pressure measuring apparatus, heart rate measuring apparatus; massage apparatus for personal use; gymnastics apparatus for medical use, namely, exercise machines for therapeutic purposes; indicatory apparatus for medical diagnosis, namely, apparatus for clinical diagnosis, medical instrument for cardiovascular diagnostics, medical apparatus for diagnosing suspected heart attacks, medical apparatus for diagnosing or treating respiratory conditions, electromagnetic medical diagnostic imaging apparatus, MRI diagnostic apparatus, nuclear medicine diagnostic imaging apparatus, ultrasonic medical diagnostic apparatus, X-ray diagnostic apparatus; feeding bottles; condoms; orthopedic support bandages; and ice packs and heat packs for medical use
Basis: 66(a)
First Use Date: (DATE NOT AVAILABLE)
First Use in Commerce Date: (DATE NOT AVAILABLE)

International Class: 011
Class Status: Active
Pocket searchlights; electric torches for lighting; table lamps; decorative lamps; lamp shades; incandescent lamps; light bulbs; lighting fixtures; standing, portable and hanging paper lanterns; lights for bicycles; lanterns; refrigerators; freezers; ovens other than for experimental purposes, namely, convection ovens; cookers, namely, cooking ranges; gas cookers; electric cookers, namely, electric food steamers, electric food warmers, electric slow cookers, electric pressure cookers, electric cooktops; electric broilers; electric roasters; barbecues; microwave ovens; electric coffee makers; electric kettles; electric toasters; electric deep fryers; electric laundry dryers; held electric hair dryers; heating apparatus, namely, electrical heaters, namely, electric space heaters, electric radiant heaters, electric heaters for commercial use; air humidifiers; air cleaning units; water filters; drinking water fountains; ventilators for air conditioning for personal use; clothes drying machines; and toilet seats
Basis: 66(a)
First Use Date: (DATE NOT AVAILABLE)
First Use in Commerce Date: (DATE NOT AVAILABLE)

International Class: 012
Class Status: Active
Bicycles; motorcycles; motor cars; light lorries and vans, pickup trucks; camping cars; buses; refrigerated vehicle trailers; refrigerated trailers; airplanes and boats; aerostats; airships; vehicle accessories, namely, sun shields; pneumatic tires; tire casings, namely, tire tubes; luggage racks for vehicles; ski racks for vehicles; wheel rims and trims; vehicle seat covers; fitted vehicle covers; prams; push chairs; vehicles safety seats for infants and children; and engines for land vehicles
Basis: 66(a)
First Use Date: (DATE NOT AVAILABLE)
First Use in Commerce Date: (DATE NOT AVAILABLE)

International Class: 014
Class Status: Active
Jewelry; watches; wristwatches, watch bands, clocks; chronometers; wall clocks; medallions; pendants; brooches; pins; jewelry, namely, team and player lapel badges of precious metal; tie tacks and tie pins; cufflinks; commemorative medals; commemorative cups, commemorative plates, beer pitchers, victor’s trophies, statues and sculptures and teapots, all made of precious metal; printed bottle caps for collection purposes made of precious metal; ashtrays and cigarette cases made of precious metal; jewelry, namely, decorative hat pins; fancy key rings made of precious metal; collectible and non-monetary coins; medallions and insignia for clothing made of precious metal; ornamental key rings made of precious metal; and medallions not of precious metal
Basis: 66(a)
First Use Date: (DATE NOT AVAILABLE)
First Use in Commerce Date: (DATE NOT AVAILABLE)

International Class: 015
Class Status: Active
Musical instruments, musical boxes; electric and electronic musical instruments
Basis: 66(a)
First Use Date: (DATE NOT AVAILABLE)
First Use in Commerce Date: (DATE NOT AVAILABLE)

International Class: 016
Class Status: Active
Bulldog clips, paper tablecloths; disposable napkins; paper bags; gift wrapping paper; coasters made of paper, paper place and table mats, paper or plastic garbage bags; plastic food storage bags for household use; paper coffee filters; non-textile labels made of paper; paper hand towels; disposable wipes not impregnated with chemicals or compounds; toilet paper; paper napkins for removing make-up; handkerchiefs boxes made of paper or cardboard; paper handkerchiefs; paper napkins; writing materials and school supplies, namely, typewriter paper, stationery, envelopes, letter files; folders for papers; book covers; tissue paper; staples; waste paper baskets; paper flags; paper pennants; writing articles, namely, fountain pens; pencils; pens; sets of pens; sets of pencils; felt pens, felt-tip pens; ballpoint pens; felt-tip markers; ink, namely, ink for writing instruments and inking pads; stamp pads, rubber stamps; arts and craft paint kits for use in schools; pencils for painting and drawing; chalks; pencil ornaments; printing designs, namely, prints; paper or cardboard banners and advertising material, namely, advertising pamphlets, advertising signs of cardboard; correcting fluid for type; rubber erasers; pencil sharpeners; stands for pens and pencils; paper clips; drawing pins, namely, corkboard pins; drawing rulers; adhesive tapes for stationery; adhesive tape dispensers; staplers; architectural models; stencil plates; document wallets, namely, document folders in the form of wallets; clipboards; notepad holders; bookends; stamps; seals
Basis: 66(a)
First Use Date: (DATE NOT AVAILABLE)
First Use in Commerce Date: (DATE NOT AVAILABLE)

International Class: 018
Class Status: Active
Leather and imitation leather; leather straps; umbrellas, parasols; sports bags other than those adapted for the products the contain; leisure bags, namely, carry-all bags; travelling bags; rucksacks; messenger bags; college satchels; all-purpose bags for hanging on belts; handbags; leather bags; beach bags; garment bags for travelling; valises; straps for valises; leather briefcases; unfitted vanity cases sold empty; toilet bags sold empty; leather key cases; attaché cases; holdalls for identity cards and passports; wallets; purses; wallet that can accommodate checkbooks
Basis: 66(a)
First Use Date: (DATE NOT AVAILABLE)
First Use in Commerce Date: (DATE NOT AVAILABLE)

International Class: 020
Class Status: Active
Mirrors; plastic articles, namely, statues, figurines, souvenir trophies of wood, wax, plaster or plastic; plastic identification plates not encoded, namely, nameplates, key cards and plastic key cards; cushions; cushions as car accessories; sleeping bags for camping; furniture; seats for indoor and outdoor use; racks, namely, coat racks, shoe racks, tie racks and display racks, shoe racks; display stalls for goods; fixed non-metallic towel dispensers; coat hangers; hand fans for personal use; inflatable and rigid promotional objects, namely, inflatable publicity objects and inflatable plastic signs; library shelves; book stands; plastic printed bottle caps for collecting purposes
Basis: 66(a)
First Use Date: (DATE NOT AVAILABLE)
First Use in Commerce Date: (DATE NOT AVAILABLE)

International Class: 021
Class Status: Active
Household or kitchen utensils and containers non electric not of precious metal or coated therewith, namely, grills, grill covers, wire baskets, graters, sieves, spatulas, strainers, turners, rolling pins, pot and pan scrapers, and skimmers; tankards; beer mugs, cups, drinking cups and glasses, trays and plates, plastic and leather coasters and coasters not of paper and not being table linen; saucers, drinking glasses, none of the above goods of precious metal; teapots not of precious metal; kitchen gloves; gloves for general household purposes; bottle openers; corkscrews; cap removers; bottles sold empty; insulating flasks; non-electric household containers for food and beverages; dispensers for paper towels; hair combs; brushes for hair, clothes brushes, cosmetic brushes, bath brushes and pet brushes; toothbrushes; dental floss; statues, sculptures and trophies of porcelain, earthenware or glass, in connection with football; small decorative bottles for cosmetic use, sold empty; clothes drying racks
Basis: 66(a)
First Use Date: (DATE NOT AVAILABLE)
First Use in Commerce Date: (DATE NOT AVAILABLE)

International Class: 024
Class Status: Active
Padded sleeping bags; bed sheets; eiderdowns; bedspreads; pillow cases; curtains, textile or plastic shower curtains; curtain fabrics; kitchen linens, dining linen, bed linen; bath linen; dish towels; bed blankets; textile handkerchiefs; textile wall hangings; cloth flags; cloth pennants; table linen not of paper; cloth labels
Basis: 66(a)
First Use Date: (DATE NOT AVAILABLE)
First Use in Commerce Date: (DATE NOT AVAILABLE)

International Class: 026
Class Status: Active
Braids; tassels; ribbons; buttons for clothing; needles; sewing boxes; clothing accessories, namely, brooches; decorative needles not of precious metal; ornamental novelty pins not of precious metal for hats; hair nets; hair bands; hair pins; hair ribbons; bonnet pins, bobby pins, sewing pins and safety pins; strips for clothing, namely, ornamental cloth patches having for use by players in sports competitions
Basis: 66(a)
First Use Date: (DATE NOT AVAILABLE)
First Use in Commerce Date: (DATE NOT AVAILABLE)

International Class: 027
Class Status: Active
Carpets, rugs, mats and linoleum for covering existing floors; floor mats for automobiles; non-metal floor coverings; sports playing fields made of artificial turf; artificial turf; beach mats
Basis: 66(a)
First Use Date: (DATE NOT AVAILABLE)
First Use in Commerce Date: (DATE NOT AVAILABLE)

International Class: 028
Class Status: Active
Play balloons; board games; football game tables; dolls and cuddly stuffed toys; toy vehicles; puzzle games; balls for games; inflatable toys; toy disks used to toss in playing a game wherein other disks are flipped and collected; playing cards; confetti; football equipment, namely, footballs, gloves, knee guards, elbow guards, shoulder pads, shin guards, football goals; bags specially adapted for sports equipment; novelty hats; electronic hand games other than those designed to be used only with a television receiver or an external display screen or monitor; novelty items, namely, rubber-foam hands; toy robots for entertainment
Basis: 66(a)
First Use Date: (DATE NOT AVAILABLE)
First Use in Commerce Date: (DATE NOT AVAILABLE)

International Class: 029
Class Status: Active
Meat; fish; poultry; game; meat extracts; cooked fruits and vegetables; fruit and vegetable preserves; edible oils and fats; potato crisps; French fried potatoes; processed nuts; jams; marmalades; tinned fish and meat; milk; milk beverages; dairy products excluding ice cream, ice milk and frozen yogurt; cheeses
Basis: 66(a)
First Use Date: (DATE NOT AVAILABLE)
First Use in Commerce Date: (DATE NOT AVAILABLE)

International Class: 030
Class Status: Active
Tea; cocoa; sugar; honey; flours; cereal preparations, namely, ready to eat cereals, cereal derived food bars, breakfast cereal, cereal based snack food, processed cereal, pasta, corn chips; processed cereals; crackers; sweets, namely, candies; edible ices; confectionery, namely, candy and gum sweets; rice; dried cereal flakes; mustard; vinegar; sauces; spices; salt; food additives for non-nutritional purposes for use as a flavoring, ingredient or filler made with coffee, tea, cocoa, sugar, rice, tapioca, sago, flour or cereal preparations, honey, molasses for food, yeast, salt, mustard, vinegar or spices, said goods being offered in conjunction with soccer competitions
Basis: 66(a)
First Use Date: (DATE NOT AVAILABLE)
First Use in Commerce Date: (DATE NOT AVAILABLE)

International Class: 031
Class Status: Active
Animal foodstuffs; seeds for lawn grass; fresh fruits; fresh berries; fresh vegetables; live and cut flowers; animal litter; turf; and peat used for animal litter
Basis: 66(a)
First Use Date: (DATE NOT AVAILABLE)
First Use in Commerce Date: (DATE NOT AVAILABLE)

International Class: 033
Class Status: Active
Alcoholic beverages, except beers, namely, wine, liquor, aperitifs, champagne, hard cider, brandy, whisky, vodka, gin, rum and tequila
Basis: 66(a)
First Use Date: (DATE NOT AVAILABLE)
First Use in Commerce Date: (DATE NOT AVAILABLE)

International Class: 037
Class Status: Active
Service station services, namely, cleaning, greasing, maintenance and repair of vehicles; installation and maintenance of wireless electronic communication network hardware; computer hardware installations in connection with sports; vehicle services stations, namely, refueling; construction of football grounds
Basis: 66(a)
First Use Date: (DATE NOT AVAILABLE)
First Use in Commerce Date: (DATE NOT AVAILABLE)

International Class: 038
Class Status: Active
Telecommunication consultation services; communications via mobile telephones; transmission of information via teletypewriter; communications via electronic computer terminals linked to telecommunication networks, data banks and the Internet or via wireless electronic communication devices; communications by telegrams; telephone communications; radio broadcasting; fax communications; paging services; audio and video teleconferencing services; television program broadcasting; cable television program broadcasting; radio program broadcasting; services of a press and information agency, namely, electronic delivery of digital images, photographs, graphics, illustrations, designs and video clips, and text via a global computer network; electronic message transmission services; rental of telephone apparatus, facsimile machines and other telecommunication apparatus; transmission of commercial Internet pages online or via wireless electronic communication devices; broadcasting of radio and television program on a global computer network or via wireless electronic communication devices; providing electronic bulletin boards and chat rooms in real time by means of a global computer network concerning sports, sports events, sports competitions and sports celebrities; providing on-line chat rooms for transmission of messages among computer users concerning sports events, sports competitions and sports celebrities in real time by means of a global computer network; computer aided transmission of messages and images; providing electronic access to home and office shopping and ordering networks via a global computer network or via interactive communications devices; transmission of information via national and international networks and electronic data transmission; e-mail services; providing access to a global computer network and providing access to a global computer network via electronic communication devices; providing telecommunications connections to a global computer network or data banks; provision of access to web sites offering digital music on the Internet by means of a global computer network or via wireless electronic communication devices; radio and television broadcasting of sports and sporting events; providing chatrooms for the transmission of messages between computer users concerning sports events, sports competitions and sports celebrities; providing electronic telecommunication connections to computer installations
Basis: 66(a)
First Use Date: (DATE NOT AVAILABLE)
First Use in Commerce Date: (DATE NOT AVAILABLE)

International Class: 040
Class Status: Active
Processing of cinema films; enlargement of photographs; photograph printing; photographic film development; rental of machines and apparatus for photographic development and printing; destruction of waste and trash; fashion designer services, namely, tailoring and dress making services
Basis: 66(a)
First Use Date: (DATE NOT AVAILABLE)
First Use in Commerce Date: (DATE NOT AVAILABLE)

International Class: 041
Class Status: Active
Education services, namely, providing classes, seminars, conferences, and workshops in the fields of sports and distributing course materials in connection therewith; training in the use and operation of computers and construction machinery; provision of training sessions in the field of sports, namely, strength and conditioning training; provision of pre-recorded, non-downloadable digital music online via a global computer network, the Internet, and via wireless electronic communication devices; provision of pre-recorded, non-downloadable digital music online by means of Mp3 web sites on a global computer network, the Internet and via wireless electronic communication devices
Basis: 66(a)
First Use Date: (DATE NOT AVAILABLE)
First Use in Commerce Date: (DATE NOT AVAILABLE)

International Class: 042
Class Status: Active
Providing search engines for obtaining data and information via global network; rental of computer software; computer rental; computer consulting services; data processing, namely, computer programming; development of computer software; granting of intellectual property licenses; design of web sites or sites on wireless electronic communication networks; creation and maintenance of web sites; installation and maintenance of computer software; creation and maintenance of Internet sites and wireless electronic communication networks; copyright management of films and recordings of images and sound as well as interactive compact disks, CD-ROMs, computer software and computer games; computer programming services, namely, networking of computer programs, rental of application software; capturing Web sites on computer networks or via wireless electronic communication devices, namely, displaying the websites and images of others on a computer server; introduction of web sites in computer networks or via wireless electronic communications devices, namely, designing, creating, hosting, implementing and maintaining websites for others; provision of access time to search engines for obtaining data and information; hosting services for Internet sites or electronic wireless communication sites
Basis: 66(a)
First Use Date: (DATE NOT AVAILABLE)
First Use in Commerce Date: (DATE NOT AVAILABLE)

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