“Unfortunately, I must write to you about an issue of growing concern. As you may know, some companies illegally use the WTF name and marks, including our logo, on their products” said Ayer in the letter.
The intention of this message was to request each national association and each continental union to be aware of this misuse in their respective regions: “The WTF name and marks are the exclusive property of the federation, and are representative
of our unique role as the sole international governing body for Taekwondo as an Olympic Sport. Only products and that have been duly recognized by the WTF may use the federation’s name and marks. This recognition must always be based on a written agreement with the WTF, and the list of recognized companies appears on the WTF’s website.”
The letter ends with an emphatic request to all MNA´s: “Our members and stakeholders should strictly avoid use of products that illegally use the WTF name and/or logo, and should avoid associating with companies that are illegally using the WTF name and/or logo”.
Alex Korram, Exclusive masTaekwondo.com