Cartoon about copyright of the olympic rings logo.
Copyright violation and the olympic logo
The IOC (International Olympic Committee) keeps a very tight rein on the unauthorised use of the olympic rings symbol.
A cartoon about olympic commercialization and the copyright restrictions imposed on the use of olympic logos using copyright law and trademark law, and 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 – sometimes right down to local groups not being allowed to put the olympic rings in the icing on cakes.
Cartoon drawn: 2012
Warning – this cartoon can only be used for non-commercial purposes (due to copyright restrictions!)