R&A Trademarks

As organiser of The Open, 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 R&A event by a third party, even if only in reference, is only permitted with the express written consent of R&A Merchandising Limited. The R&A 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.