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[wg-b] US Statutorily Protected Marks

Several participants have asked me about the list of statutorily protected
marks under US Federal Law. The following is a "partial" list obtained from
the Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure - Section 1900.

I have also recently completed a list of all 732 marks contained in the
Japanese Well-Known Trademark on-line database. Although I will be including
this as an appendix to my position paper, I will try to forward it to the
list for the benefit of other individuals and organization writing their

Some of these organization listed below, such as the Red Cross, the Olympics
and the FBI, have already contact ICANN accredited registrars about
installing filters to protect their famous marks.

Hopefully all my colleagues in the US are enjoying their Thanksgiving Day

Best Regards,

Michael D. Palage

Partial Listing of US Statutorily Protected Marks:

     American Ex-Prisoners of War 36 U.S.C. 2115
     American Legion 36 U.S.C. 48
     The American National Theater and Academy 36 U.S.C. 3305
     American Symphony Orchestra League 36 U.S.C. 3416
     American Veterans of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam 36 U.S.C. 67p
     American War Mothers 36 U.S.C. 100
     AMVETS (see American Veterans of World War II, Korea,
     and Vietnam)
     Big Brothers [and other names] 36 U.S.C. 895
     Big Sisters [and other names] 36 U.S.C. 895
     Blinded Veterans Association 36 U.S.C. 867
     Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. 36 U.S.C. 956
     Board for Fundamental Education 36 U.S.C. 516
     Boy Scouts of America 36 U.S.C. 27
     Central Intelligence Agency 50 U.S.C. 403m
     Central Liquidity Facility 18 U.S.C. 709
     CIA (see Central Intelligence Agency)
     Citius Altius Fortius (see Olympic)
     Civil Air Patrol 36 U.S.C. 206
     Coast Guard [and other names] 14 U.S.C. 639
     Commodity Credit Corporation 15 U.S.C. 714m
     DEA (see Drug Enforcement Administration)
     Department of Housing & Urban Development
     [and other names] 18 U.S.C. 709
     Disabled American Veterans 36 U.S.C. 90h
     Drug Enforcement Administration 18 U.S.C. 709
     Fastener Quality Act 15 U.S.C. 5401
     FFA (see Future Farmers of America)
     The Foundation of the Federal Bar Association 36 U.S.C. 587
     4-H Club [also specific reference to emblem consisting of
     a green four-leaf clover with stem and the letter H in
     white or gold on each leaflet] 18 U.S.C. 707
     F.B.I. (see Federal Bureau of Investigation)
     Federal Bureau of Investigation 18 U.S.C. 709
     Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation [and other names] 18 U.S.C. 709
     Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation 12 U.S.C. 1457,
     12 U.S.C. 1723a
     Future Farmers of America 36 U.S.C. 286
     Geneva Cross (see Red Cross)
     Girl Scouts of America 36 U.S.C. 36
     Give a Hoot, Don't Pollute (see Woodsy Owl)
     The Golden Eagle [also specific reference to insignia of
     an American Golden Eagle (colored gold) and a family
     group (colored midnight blue) enclosed within a circle
     (colored white with a midnight blue border)] 18 U.S.C. 715
     Government National Mortgage Association 12 U.S.C. 1723a,
     18 U.S.C. 709
     HUD (See Department of Housing & Urban Development)
     International Olympic Committee (see Olympic)
     HCFA (see Social Security)
     Health Care Financing Administration (see Social Security)
     Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic 36 U.S.C. 78o
     Library of Congress 36 C.F.R. 701.35
     Life Saving Service (see Coast Guard)
     Lighthouse Service (see Coast Guard)
     Little League; Little Leaguer 36 U.S.C. 1086
     Marine Corps 10 U.S.C. 7881
     Medicaid (see Social Security)
     Medicare (see Social Security)
     The Military Chaplains Association of the United States of
     America 36 U.S.C. 316
     NASA (see National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
     National Aeronautics and Space Administration
     [also flags, logo, seal] 42 U.S.C. 2459b,
     14 C.F.R. 1221.101,
     National Agricultural Credit Corporation 18 U.S.C. 709
     National Conference of State Societies, Washington,
     District of Columbia 36 U.S.C. 418
     National Conference on Citizenship 36 U.S.C. 446
     National Credit Union [and other names and acronyms] 18 U.S.C. 709
     National Music Council 36 U.S.C. 676
     National Safety Council 36 U.S.C. 477
     National Society, Daughters of the American Colonists 36 U.S.C. 2909
     National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution 36 U.S.C.
     National Women's Relief Corps, Auxiliary of the Grand
     Army of the Republic 36 U.S.C. 1017
     Naval Sea Cadet Corps 36 U.S.C. 1056
     NCOA (see Non Commissioned Officers Association of the
     United States of America)
     Non Commissioned Officers Association of the United States
     of America [and other names] 36 U.S.C. 4016
     Olympiad (see Olympic)
     Olympic [and other names] [also specific reference to (1) the
     symbol of the International Olympic Committee, consisting
     of five interlocking rings, and (2) the emblem consisting of
     an escutcheon having a blue chief and vertically extending
     red and white bars on the base with five interlocked rings
     displayed on the chief] 36 U.S.C. 380
     OPIC (see Overseas Private Investment)
     Overseas Private Investment 18 U.S.C. 709
     Paralyzed Veterans of America 36 U.S.C. 1160
     Pearl Harbor Survivors Association 36 U.S.C. 3615
     Peace Corps 22 U.S.C. 2518
     Red Cross [and other names] [also specific reference to
     the emblem of the Greek red cross on a white ground] 18 U.S.C. 706
     Reserve Officers Association of the United States 36 U.S.C. 238
     SSA (see Social Security)
     Secret Service [and other names] 18 U.S.C. 709
     Smokey Bear 18 U.S.C. 711,
     16 U.S.C. 580p,
     36 C.F.R. 261.20
     Social Security [and other names, symbols and emblems] 42 U.S.C.
     Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War 36 U.S.C. 547
     Swiss Confederation [with specific reference to the coat of
     arms, consisting of an upright white cross with equal arms
     and lines on a red ground] 18 U.S.C. 708
     U.D. (see Secret Service)
     USCG (see Coast Guard)
     USCGR (see Coast Guard)
     USMC (see Marine Corps)
     USO (see United Service Organizations, Incorporated)
     U.S.S.S. (see Secret Service)
     United Service Organizations, Incorporated 36 U.S.C. 1307
     United States Capitol Historical Society 36 U.S.C. 1215
     United States Mint 18 U.S.C. 709
     United States Railway Association 45 U.S.C. 711
     United Spanish War Veterans 36 U.S.C. 56f
     The United States Blind Veterans of the World War 36 U.S.C. 87
     United States Coast Guard (see Coast Guard)
     United States Olympic Association (see Olympic)
     United States Olympic Committee (see Olympic)
     369th Veterans Association 36 U.S.C. 3015
     Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States 36 U.S.C. 117
     Veterans of World War I of the United States of America,
     Incorporated 36 U.S.C. 777
     Vietnam Veterans [and other names] 36 U.S.C. 3816
     Woodsy Owl 18 U.S.C. 711a,
     16 U.S.C. 590p,
     36 C.F.R. 261.20