Annex A4 - Major Sporting Events protected words

Date Published

ICC T20 World Cup 2020

From 8 April 2019 until 30 November  2021 use of the following words (or words closely resembling them) are protected:


  • ICC T20 World Cup 2020;
  • ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020;
  • ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020;
  • World T20;
  • World Twenty20;
  • WT20;
  • T20 World Cup;
  • Twenty20 World Cup;
  • International Cricket Council;


In addition:


  • any expression that is prescribed by the rules;
  • any expression that, to a reasonable person, would suggest a connection with the ICC T20 World Cup 2020;


whether or not used in combination with any other expressions, letters, numbers or symbols.

Use is not contrary to law if the trade mark applicant is the authorising body (ICC Business Corporation FZ-LLC (being wholly-owned subsidiary of International Cricket Council Limited) or an event body or has the written authorisation of an event body. For the purposes of the ICC T20 World Cup 2020 the event bodies are:


  • the authorising body;
  • International Cricket Council Limited;
  • T20 World Cup 2020 Ltd (ACN 618 113 269);
  • Cricket Australia (ACN 006 089 130).