Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 112 Part 2.djvu/586

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112 STAT. 1470 PUBLIC LAW 105-225—AUG. 12, 1998 any goods or services, or to promote any theatrical exhibition, athletic performance, or competition— (1) the symbol described in subsection (a)(2) of this section; (2) the emblem described in subsection (a)(3) of this section; (3) the words described in subsection (a)(4) of this section, or any combination or simulation of those words tending to cause confusion or mistake, to deceive, or to falsely suggest a connection with the corporation or any Olympic activity; or (4) any trademark, trade name, sign, symbol, or insignia falsely representing association with, or authorization by, the International Olympic Committee or the corporation. (d) PRE-EXISTING RIGHTS. —(1) A person who actually used the emblem described in subsection (a)(3) of this section, or the words or any combination of the words described in subsection (a)(4) of this section, for any lawful purpose before September 21, 1950, is not prohibited by this section from continuing the lawful use for the same purpose and for the same goods or services. (2) A person who actually used, or whose assignor actually used, the words or any combination of the words described in subsection (a)(4) of this section, or a trademark, trade name, sign, sjnnbol, or insignia described in subsection (c)(4) of this section, for any lawful purpose before September 21, 1950, is not prohibited by this section from continuing the lawful use for the same purpose and for the same goods or services. §220507. Restrictions (a) PROFIT AND STOCK.—The corporation may not engage in business for profit or issue stock. (b) POLITICAL ACTIVITIES. — The corporation shall be nonpolitical and may not promote the candidacy of an individual seeking public office. § 220508. Headquarters, principal office, and meetings The corporation shall maintain its principal office and national headquarters in a place in the United States decided by the corporation. The corporation may hold its annual and special meetings in the places decided by the corporation. § 220509. Resolution of disputes The corporation shall establish and maintain provisions in its constitution and bylaws for the swift and equitable resolution of disputes involving any of its members and relating to the opportunity of an amateur athlete, coach, trainer, manager, administrator, or official to participate in the Olympic Games, the Pan- American Games, world championship competition, or other protected competition as defined in the constitution and bylaws of the corporation. § 220510. Service of process As a condition to the exercise of any power or privilege granted by this chapter, the corporation shall file, with the secretary of state or other designated official of each State, the name and address of an agent in that State on whom legal process or demands against the corporation may be served.