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Can retired footballers appear in gambling ads?
On 1 October 2022, the UK advertising codes, the UK Code of Non-Broadcast Advertising and Direct & Promotional Marketing (“CAP Code") and the UK Code of Broadcast Advertisin...
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ASA's First Ruling Under New Gambling Ad Rules: Analysis And Implications For Sports Organizations
The Advertising Standards Authority (“ASA”) has issued its first ruling under the new rules that prohibit ...
Disqualified For Technical Breach Despite No Advantage: The Cautionary Tale Of A Rally Driver
While nearly all of the column inches relating to recent FIA stewarding decisions have (unsurprisingly) focused on th...
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 ...
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...
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...
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, football clubs in the top five Europea...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...