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Law No. 9.615 of March 24, 1998, establishing General Rules on Sport and other Measures (as amended up to Law No. 13.322 of July 28, 2016)

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Year of Version 2016 Dates Entry into force: March 25, 1998 Adopted: March 24, 1998 Type of Text IP-related Laws Subject Matter Trademarks, Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Other Notes Law 9.615/98 (also called 'Pele Law') grants the Brazilian Olympic Committee exclusive rights over the use of the flags, mottos, anthems and Olympic symbols as well as the names “jogos olímpicos”, “olimpiadas”, “jogos paraolímpicos” and “paraolimpíadas”.
It also includes arena rights whereby media rights to sporting events belong to the sport entity organizing or taking part in such an event, but allowing for up to three percent of the event’s duration to be transmitted by non-broadcasting title holders for journalistic, sporting or educational purposes (for details see Chapter IV; Section II, Articles 6, 8; Section III, Article 11; Section IV, Articles 15, 18-A; and Chapter V, Article 27-A).

This consolidated version of the Law No. 9.615 incorporates all the amendments up to Law No. 13.322 of July 28, 2016.
For the amendments introduced by the said Law No. 13.322, see the following provisions of the consolidated version:
-Chapter I, Article 1, paragraph 3;
-Chapter VI, Articles 48-A, 48-B, and 48-C;
-Chapter VII, Article 50, paragraph 5; Article 50-A; 55-A, 55-B, and 55-C.

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