30. Annex A4 - Major Sporting Events protected words

Date Published


ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022

From 4 November 2021 until 13 November  2023 use of the following words (or words closely resembling them) are protected:


  • ICC T20 World Cup 2022;
  • ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022;
  • T20 World Cup;
  • T20WC
  • 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 2022;


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 2022 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).


*Please note - Despite the repeal of Schedule 1 to the Major Sporting Events (Indicia and Images) Protection Act 2014 , protection continues to apply in relation to the ICC T20 World Cup 2020 until 30 November 2021*



FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) Women’s World Cup Australia New Zealand 2023

From 4 November 2021 until 31 December 2024 use of the following words (or words closely resembling them) are protected:


  • FIFA Women’s World Cup;
  • FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023;
  • FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia 2023;
  • FIFA Women’s World Cup New Zealand 2023;
  • FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia New Zealand 2023’
  • FWWC2023;
  • Fédération Internationale de Football Association;



In addition:


  • any expression that is prescribed by the rules;
  • any expression that, to a reasonable person, would suggest a connection with the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Women’s World Cup Australia New Zealand 2023;


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 (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) or an event body or has the written authorisation of an event body. For the purposes of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia New Zealand 2023 the event bodies are:


  • the authorising body;
  • Football Australia Limited (ACN 106 478 068);
  • a body that is prescribed by the rules





Amended Reasons

Amended Reason Date Amended

Annex A4 updated to reflect legislation change, replace ICC T20 World Cup with ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022 and FIFA Women's World Cup Australia New Zealand.