R&A Trademarks

As organiser of The Open Championship, the R&A exclusively holds all the operating rights for that event and R&A group companies exclusively hold the operating rights of the nominative, figurative and or semi-figurative "Open", Claret Jug and "R&A" trade marks.

Commercial use of the intangible attributes of an event by a third party, even if only in reference, is only possible with the expressed consent of The Championship Committee Merchandising Limited who grants such a use to its partners subject to certain conditions.

The Championship Committee Merchandising Limited strictly prohibits the marketing in any way of products bearing all or some of the trade marks including the aforementioned "Open", Claret Jug and "R&A" trade marks. The marketing of products bearing these trade marks is strictly reserved for The R&A Group Companies and its licensees.