On The Protection Of Olympic Symbols

Original Language Title: o ochraně olympijských symbolik

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of 24 July 2003. February 2000 on the protection of Olympic symbols

In order to reinforce the ideas and spirit of the Olympic movement as a means of

the peace of understanding and cooperation between the peoples, the role of international and

National Olympic committees as the governing bodies of this movement and to

security obligations of the resulting Parliament decided on this

Act of the Czech Republic:

§ 1

The subject of the edit

This Act regulates certain rights and obligations in connection with the

the use of Olympic symbols and protection against its misuse; by

are without prejudice to the provisions of other legislation. ^ 1)

§ 2

The Olympic symbolism

(1) the Olympic symbolism are

the Olympic symbol),

(b)), the Olympic flag,

c) Olympic password

(d)), the Olympic flame,

(e)) the Olympic torch,

f) Olympic anthem

g) Olympic emblems,

h) the terms "Olympic" and "Olympiad",

(hereinafter referred to as "Olympic symbolism").

(2) the Olympic symbolism they are registered under applicable legal

legislation and international agreements on the protection of industrial and intellectual property

ownership, which is the Czech Republic tied. ^ 2)

§ 3

The use of Olympic symbols

(1) any use of the Olympic symbols for commercial, advertising or

other similar purposes is possible only on the basis of the prior written

authority; without prejudice to the provisions of part three of the Act No 137/1995

Coll. on trademarks, as amended. Written

the authorisation may be granted to the beneficiary the Czech Olympic Committee.

(2) the prohibition on the use of under the preceding paragraph shall also apply to

any sign which consists of or contains Olympic symbolism or

part of them.

§ 4

Resolution of disputes

Disputes concerning rights and obligations governed by this law shall be decided by

competent court. ^ 3) Czech Olympic Committee or authorized person may

also claim compensation for the damage caused by the unauthorized use of

the Olympic symbols.

§ 5

The Czech Olympic Committee

(1) the Czech Olympic Committee directs and organises the Olympic movement within the

Of the Czech Republic.

(2) the Czech Olympic Committee is an association under the specific legislation. ^ 4)

§ 6

The symbols of the Czech Olympic Committee

(1) the symbols of the Czech Olympic Committee, in particular, are the logo and flag

The Czech Olympic Committee. The Czech Olympic Committee can also create

further derived the Olympic symbols.

(2) the symbols of the Czech Olympic Committee are written as protective

the mark in the relevant register by a special Act. ^ 1)

(3) for the use and protection of the symbols of the Czech Olympic Committee charged

the provisions of paragraphs 3 and 4 of this Act apply mutatis mutandis.

§ 7

The effectiveness of the

This Act shall take effect on 1 January 2000. May 2000.

Klaus r.

Havel, v. r.

Zeman in r.

1) Act No. 137/1995 Coll. on trademarks as amended by Act No.

191/1999 Coll.

2) for example, Decree No. 65/1975 Coll., on the Madrid Agreement concerning the international

registration of marks of 14 April. April 1891,

revised in Brussels on 14 May. in December 1900, at Washington on 2 February 2005.

June 1911, at the Hague on 6. November 1925, at London on 2. June

1934, at Nice on 15 December. June 1957, and at Stockholm on 14 July. July 1967,

as amended by Decree No. 78/1985 Coll.

§ 9 para 3). 3 (c)) (a). EE) of Act No 99/1963 Coll., the civil

the rules of court, as amended.

4) Act No. 83/1990 Coll. on Association of citizens, as amended