World Cup was full of trademarks
On Sunday, France beat Croatia for the World Cup in soccer (football?!). Many trademarks were on display - perhaps none more prominently than this design on the adidas soccer ball.
The logo on the french uniforms is registered with the USPTO by the 'Fédération Française de Football association' for a wide variety of goods and services:
The Croatia coat of arms is protected at the USPTO under international treaty in all categories of goods and services:
The Fédération Internationale de Football Association, or FIFA, owns nearly 50 US trademark registrations. Many of them are for WORLD CUP brands.
WORLD CUP 2018
has been registered at the USPTO since 2013. The goods and services featured in the registration are too long to list here, but they include:
- artificial sweeteners
- Personal diagnostic apparatus for medical purposes, namely, ear thermometers
- hydraulic energy transmission oils and fluids
(without the year) is also registered.
And yes, WORLD CUP 2022 is already a pending application at the USPTO. And USA 2026 was filed by FIFA last August.