Does Brazil’s World Cup Law violate its constitution?Poonam Majithia
On 17 June 2013, amidst mass protests on the streets of Brazil, the Brazilian public prosecutor, Roberto Gurgel, filed a complaint to the Brazilian Supreme Court alleging that parts of the Lei Geral da Copa (Law 12.663/2012), the "World Cup Law", violated Brazil's constitution. The complaint was filed after Gurgel reviewed a pre-commissioned report conducted by a task force which had been monitoring the implementation of the Law and the public spending associated with it.
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Poonam is a lawyer in the intellectual property team at CMS Cameron McKenna. Her areas of interest include the exploitation of media rights, brand protection, advertising law and ambush marketing.