Cartoon about copyright infringement and the olympic rings logo.
The IOC (International Olympic Committee) keeps a very tight rein on the unauthorised use of the olympic rings symbol.
In this cartoon a policeman or security guard is apprehending someone in a café because the rings of his coffee cup have inadvertently created the olympic rings logo.
A cartoon about olympic commercialization and the copyright restrictions imposed on the use of olympic logos using copyright law and trademark law
The theme is about merchandising, marketing and monetizing the olympic games.
The increasing commercialisation of the Olympic Games is shown by the way that small community projects and individuals are not allowed to use any trademarked olympic terms or objects – seemingly right down to local groups not being allowed to put the olympic rings in the icing on cakes.