October 25, 2021

Volume XI, Number 298


October 25, 2021

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CNIPA Announces Registration of Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics Mascots and Logos

The China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) announced seven Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics symbols including mascots and names on January 15, 2020.  Per the Regulations on the Protection of the Olympic Symbols, the term of protection is 10 years subject to renewal terms of 10 years each.  Fines for unlicensed commercial of the symbols are up to 250,000 RMB (about $36,000 USD) or up to 5 times illegal revenue.

The 7 symbols are:

1. A000020 The Olympic Mascot 

Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics Mascot

2. A000021 

The Chinese characters 冰墩墩 (Bing dun dun; meaning approximately ice pier)

3. A000022 

A Romanization of A000021: Bing Dwen Dwen.

4. A000023 The Paralympic Mascot

Beijing 2022 Paralympic Mascot

5. A000024

The Chinese characters 雪容融 (Xue Rongrong)

6. A000025 

A Romanization of A000024: Shuey Rhon Rhon

7. A000026 The 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Volunteer Logo

Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics Volunteer logo

The 2022 Winter Olympics will take place from February 4 to February 20, 2022 in Beijing, China and Zhangjiakou, China. Beijing will be the first city to host both winter and summer Olympics.

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About this Author

Aaron Wininger IP Attorney China Portfolio Development
Director of China Intellectual Property Law Practice Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner

Aaron Wininger is a Senior Attorney and Schwegman’s Director of China Intellectual Property. Aaron counsels both U.S. and Chinese companies on portfolio development and preparation of their patent applications and office action responses. He has worked with clients in the areas of software, networks (wired and wireless), lasers, medical devices, semiconductors and physics.

Aaron prosecutes both Chinese and U.S. trademarks. He has also drafted and prosecuted hundreds of U.S. and international patent applications in a broad spectrum of areas, including computer hardware and software,...