The story of Frederick E. Bouchat is one of a man determined to strike gold from a simple drawing of a Raven logo that he designed in late 1995. That simple drawing has been the centre of controversy and fierce copyright litigation over the last 15 years between Mr. Bouchat, the National Football League’s (“NFL”) Baltimore Ravens and a number of other parties.
The World Anti-Doping Agency (“WADA”) and the National Football League Players’ Association (“NFLPA”) have been in a long running debate over the application of Human Growth Hormone (“HGH”) blood testing in the National Football League (“NFL”). Howard Jacobs (The Athletes Lawyer) reviews both sides of the debate in light of the recent the Court of Arbitration for Sport decision in the Veerpalu v. FIS case.
In this article Takuya Yamazaki, private practice lawyer and member of FIFA’s Dispute Resolution Chamber, provides a fascinating insight into the development of professional sports players’ rights in Japan focussing on baseball and football. Part 2 begins by concluding the analysis of the rights of Japanese baseball players by setting out the current regime for Japanese baseball players and how their image rights are treated. There will then be analysis of Japanese football players’ legal status and rights.
How far should the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) prohibited list “catchall” phrases reach in the context of the control of the use of supplements and culturally/ethnically relevant "complementary and alternative medicines" (CAM)? This article examines the potential inconsistency of the prohibited list, as a universally binding document, and the implications for athletes.
The recent well publicised contract negotiations between Munster and South African national BJ Botha regarding an extension to his contract with the province have again focused the spotlight on the Irish Rugby Football Union’s (‘IRFU’) controversial Player Succession Strategy and its potential infringement of both EU and domestic Irish law. This article examines the new strategy from the perspective of Article 45 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (hereinafter “TFEU”)1 and its likely infringement of the provisions pertaining to it.
A few weeks ago, for the first time, a professional American sportsman from one of the four major team sports in the US (basketball, baseball, American football and ice hockey) publicly announced that he is gay. Jason Collins, an NBA basketball player, said in a recent interview: “I'm a 34-year-old NBA center. I'm black. And I'm gay”1. It is fair to say that the reaction to this news has not been unequivocally supportive.
Employment law specialist Richard Williams examines the legal issues surrounding the hot topic of managerial changes in football. In this second and final part of this article Richard will be explaining the legal operation of release fees and the different ways in which managers approach resignation.
This article provides an overview of the provisions of Hungarian law addressing exclusive sports broadcasting rights in the territory of Hungary. First, the authors address the relevant provisions of the Hungarian Media Act on events of major importance to society. Secondly, the authors focus on the legal background and practical implications of fair dealing provisions for providing information as set forth in the Hungarian Copyright Act. Under certain circumstances these provisions may enable third party broadcasters to gain access to exclusively broadcasted sports events.1
In this article Takuya Yamazaki, private practice lawyer and member of FIFA’s Dispute Resolution Chamber, provides a fascinating insight into the development of professional sports players’ rights in Japan focussing on baseball and football. In this third and final Part Takuya gazes into the future and predicts the legal future for professional baseball and football players in Japan.
In this article Takuya Yamazaki, private practice lawyer and member of FIFA’s Dispute Resolution Chamber, provides a fascinating insight into the development of professional sports players’ rights in Japan focusing on baseball and football. Part 1 provides the legal background before detailing the legal hurdles Japanese baseball players have had to overcome.
It is well documented that New Jersey is ooking to expand into sports betting, which projects that sport betting would raise an additional $30.6 million in tax revenue annually for the state. This article examines the professional sport leagues attempt to use the Federal Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) to block New Jersey’s effort and the two sides’ ongoing legal challenge.