We take the protection of our International Windsurfer Class Association brand seriously and have implemented a brand protection strategy to tackle the issue of counterfeit and brand abuse.

What is brand protection?
Brand Protection is the action we take to prevent persons or organisations from using our intellectual property rights without permission.

What is counterfeiting?
Counterfeiting is the deliberate attempt to deceive consumers by copying, manufacturing and marketing digital properties, goods or services bearing our trade mark. We are proud to have such passionate sailors around the world, but unfortunately, this passion is sometimes exploited by individuals and companies who unofficially use our name, image and marks to sell and promote their own products and services.

Why protect our brand?
Our aim is to protect our sailors. We do this by protecting the exclusive rights of our official partners/sponsors and official National Class Associations.

What do we do?
We are committed to tackling counterfeiting and brand abuse and work with all related stakeholders.

In a nutshell:
If you wish to use the INTERNATIONAL WINDSURFER CLASS ASSOCIATION intellectual property in any form, you will need our authorisation. Unless you have authorisation you are not permitted to produce, distribute or sell any digital property, product or service that use our name.