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Wrestling For Control: Former WWE Pro’s Copyright Challenge To Activision’s Call of Duty Character

Copyright disputes relating to video games are becoming commonplace in American courts, and a recent decision from a federal court in Texas has permitted one such dispute to pro...


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| Jack Wood | Cricket, Sports, Blogs, Articles, Squire Patton Boggs

A Timely Reminder Of The Duty Of Care Owed To Visitors To Sports Grounds: Lewis v Wandsworth Council

As recreational sport returns to local parks and commons, a recent High Court ruling in Lewis v Wandsworth Londo...
| Andrew King, Carlton Daniel, Simon Watts-Morgan | Sports, Blogs, Dispute Resolution , Articles, Intellectual Property, Squire Patton Boggs

Copyright in tattoos: U.S. court rules for artist in Randy Orton / WWE 2K case

A recent United States district court decision on copyright infringement has brought the issue of recreation of tatto...
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| Lloyd Thomas | Sports, Football, Blogs, Employment, Articles, Tax Law, Squire Patton Boggs

A brief review of China’s new 100% ‘transfer tax’ on footballers

The summer transfer window is nearing its end. At the time of writing,[1] football clubs in the top five Europea...
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| Philip Bonner | Boxing, Anti-Doping, Sports, Blogs, Articles, Squire Patton Boggs

A heavyweight doping battle between Tyson Fury, VADA, UKAD and the BBBoC

This article examines the doping allegations currently facing heavyweight boxer, Tyson Fury. Specifically, it looks a...
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Are England’s current Home Grown Player requirements sufficient to produce an elite national team?

On 6 April 2017, the English Football League (“EFL”) announced that its 72 members clubs (each of whom compete in one...
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The Tom Arscott Case - players' duties of confidentiality & the RFU's rules on leaking "inside information"

Confidential leaks and allegations of espionage have abounded in recent months in both sporting and political context...
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Football’s zero tolerance rule on betting bites once again - Wayne Shaw pie eating case

As the fifth round FA Cup tie between Sutton United v Arsenal entered its 83rd minute, and with the non-league side t...
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| Lloyd Thomas | Sports, Football, Blogs, Articles, Squire Patton Boggs

The dangers of copyright disputes arising from the use of football club badges

In January 2017, the Italian football club Juventus unveiled a new club crest. The familiar silhouette of a charging ...
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Should managers be required by regulation to pick full-strength sides?

In the week following Valentine’s Day, the much-vaunted romance of the FA Cup appeared to experience something of a r...

Hosting the Olympic Games: Will the IOC’s Agenda 2020 help cut costs and assist smaller nations?

Traditionally, hosting an edition of the Olympic Games was seen as an opportunity to shine a spotlight on the triumph...

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