MNOC is responsible for protecting the Olympic intellectual property within Mongolia
Mongolian National Olympic Committee (MNOC) together with Intellectual Property Office (IPO), the Implementing Agency of the Government of Mongolia called a press conference regarding the Olympic symbol and on protecting the Olympic intellectual property, yesterday on June 14, 2012.
The Deputy President of the MNOC Ts.Damdin, the specialist at the MNOC B.Khosbayar, the Director of the Control Department of the IPO D.Delgertsoo and the specialist at the IPO S.Urangerel were present at the press conference.
Olympic symbols, icons, flags, logos, flame, fanfare, motto, mascots, theme and the word marks including Olympics, Olympian, London 2012 and also such as Citius, Altius, Fortius, a total of 44 items are registered at the World Intellectual Property Organization
(WIPO) as the intellectual property of the International Olympic Committee. The MNOC is responsible for protecting the Olympic intellectual property within Mongolia.
The WIPO administers the Nairobi Treaty on the protection of the Olympic symbol, which was established in 1982 by the International Olympic Committee, where Mongolia joined the Treaty
Under the Mongolian law on the intellectual property, civilians and entities that use the Olympic intellectual property without any permission from the MNOC shall be considered as a lawbreaker and appropriate legal action shall be taken on them. According to the law it is strictly prohibited for the companies and entities to use the Olympic logo, symbol and mascots for profit use. If a company and manufacturer, who holds no authorized permission to use the Olympic logo, symbol and word marks used in the above Olympic intellectual properties on their products, their products will be confiscated and can even be annihilated.