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Motorsport provides spectators with some of the most impressive examples of man-made machines on the planet with unbelievable feats in engineering, design and aerodynamics. Howe...

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Copyright disputes relating to video games are becoming commonplace in American courts, and a recent decision from a ...
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Sport and intellectual property – the year in review 2020/21

From a major international IP piracy dispute over sports broadcasts with a geopolitical undercurrent to trade mark sp...

Serie-A strike deal with Google: how big-tech platforms are helping tackle online sports piracy

As Europe’s major football leagues expand into new global markets, they are simultaneously fighting an ongoing battle...
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Combatting the threat of drones to sports media and data rights

There has long pervaded the issue of unofficial filming and data collection in-stadia. From “courtsiding” at tennis m...
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Broadcasting Tokyo 2020: How Modern Media Techniques Will Be Protected By IP Law

Intellectual Property (IP) plays a number of important roles in sports broadcasting. Trademark and design registratio...
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'Conceptual similarity' key to British Gymnastics' trade mark victory over UK Gymnastics

A recent UK Court of Appeal case[1] involving the British Amateur Gymnastics Association has highlighted the importan...

How Brexit Has Impacted The Sports Industry: A Legal Perspective From The First 100 Days

From 1 January 2021, the UK's relationship with the EU operates under a different legal framework, with the UK and EU...

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The French professional football league (LFP) emerged from 2020 battered and bruised. While feeling the immediate fin...

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