News•September 13, 2005 5:42 PM ET•4,458 views
Olympic Recordings closes
Official press release: Effective immediately, Olympic Recordings, a sub-label of the Century Family Inc. specializing in "extreme" music, will cease to exist. Century Media Records was recently contacted by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) who notified us that because they own a trademark on the word "Olympic," we would have to stop using it ourselves in order to avoid a legal battle. A representative on the committee's behalf has informed us that the word "Olympic" is a legally protected trademark that Congress gave the USOC the exclusive right to use. Furthermore, the USOC may file a civil action suit against anyone if they, without consent of the USOC, use the Olympic trademark to induce the sale of any goods or services. This is not the first time the USOC has contacted a business over this matter. The USOC is said to contact about 50 groups a year on average about the matter. More information can be found at the following location. At this time, Century Media would like to welcome Aborted, Behemoth, Immolation, Incantation, Swallow The Sun, and Vital Remains to the CM roster.
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