How Do Musical Artists Get Paid When Skaters Use Their Songs at the Olympics? – IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

After the Sochi games in 2014, the International Skating Union (ISU) decided to shake things up and began allowing skating to music with lyrics. Pleasing Generation Z and millennial skaters was not the main goal of the rule change; rather, the ISU wanted to appeal to younger audiences who tune in to watch the Olympics.

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Olympics and Intellectual Property: What Brands Need to Know – IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

EDITORIAL NOTE: This article would have been more timely several weeks ago, and it is entirely the editor’s fault (i.e., me, Gene) for not publishing this sooner. I still hope you find it as interesting as I did. With the Winter games in PyeongChang, there was a flurry of social media posts, advertisements and promotions surrounding Team USA.

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No anti-piggybacking law for Games

The Yomiuri ShimbunThe government and a bipartisan parliamentary group for sports promotion have decided not to establish special legislation to control the use of emblems and mascots of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, it has been learned.

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International Olympics Committee Only Wants You to Share Content It Approves

Every two years, the world turns its attention to the Olympics, a sporting event with huge draw given the truly international aspect and breadth of sports involved. And, in today’s world of social media, it seems like the Olympics also make headlines in the IP world.

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