On November 26, the "Provisions on the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights for the Chengdu 2021 FISU World University Games" (hereinafter referred to as the "Protection Regulations") was officially released and will come into force on December 1 this year.
The "Protection Regulations" gives clear provisions on the use of the World University Games' intellectual property rights. The World University Games' intellectual property rights are protected in accordance with the law involving trademark registration, special logo registration, patent application, copyright registration of works, domain name registration and so on. The use of the World University Games' intellectual property rights for commercial purposes (including potential commercial purposes) shall obtain the permission of both the holder of the intellectual property rights of the World University Games and all related rights holders.
The "Protection Regulations" clearly stipulates the legal liability for infringement of the intellectual property rights of the World University Games. Infringers shall bear civil liability for stopping the infringement, compensating for losses, and eliminating the impact in accordance with laws and regulations. If a crime is constituted, criminal liabilities shall be investigated under the law.
The issuance of the "Protection Regulations" will further strengthen the protection of intellectual property rights of the Chengdu 2021 FISU World University Games. It is of great significance to effectively maintain the legitimate rights and interests of all parties involved in the World University Games, including FISU（International University Sports Federation）and its partners, the Organising Committee of the Games and sponsors. Furthermore, it has also played a vital role in safeguarding and promoting the sustainable and healthy development of college sports.
Noteworthy, it's the first time for Chengdu to launch the property protection regulations regarding to large-scale sports events.