On Sunday, France and Croatia will square off for the World Cup in soccer (football?!). Many trademarks will be on display – perhaps the Russia 2018 tournament logo and the design on the adidas soccer ball will be featured most prominently.  See below

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:

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The flag of Croatia is protected at the USPTO under international treaty in all categories of goods and services, along with the coat of arms:

The adidas ball design below is the subject of a pending USPTO application

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
  • condoms

WORLD CUP (without the year) is also registered.

The Russia 2018 logo is registered too, also for a huge list of items.

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So too, the mascot.

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There are many others as well, most of them with very long lists of goods and services, like MUNDIAL 2018

And yes, WORLD CUP 2022  is already a pending application at the USPTO. And USA 2026 was filed by FIFA last August.

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