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UNDERSTAND THE RULES OF THE GAME

Exploitation of sports rights under the Hungarian Sports Act

Published 08 July 2012 | Authored by: Péter Rippel-Szabó

Optimised exploitation of sports rights is a central issue from the viewpoint of Hungarian sports rights owners. Although population of Hungary and international exposure of Hungarian competitions are rather low key, athletes, sports clubs and sports associations generate most of their income through commercially exploiting their sports rights.  This article will provide a general insight into the regulations of the Hungarian Sports Act (‘Sports Act’) on the exploitation of sports rights.  In this article, the term ‘sports rights’ refers to sports rights which have a commercial value and can be exploited in exchange for consideration by their rights holders.

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About the Author

Péter Rippel-Szabó

Péter Rippel-Szabó

Péter Rippel-Szabó is an attorney at law with Bird & Bird (Hungary) where he provides advice on sports law, corporate law, general commercial matters and competition law. Péter is a lecturer at the Faculty of Law of University ELTE Budapest, co-authored the textbook 'Sports Law - The Civil Law of Sport' (Budapest 2011) and has publications in law journals and on other prominent sports websites on a regular basis.

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