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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 matches to fans posting unauthorised video clips of goals fro...

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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...

How The French Professional Football League Is Evolving Its Broadcasting Rights Structure

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

Game Theory & The Beautiful Game: Ibrahimovic, EA Sports And Collective Bargaining Of Image Rights

The late Wilt Chamberlain was one of the greatest basketball players to ever grace the NBA[1].  Some, including ...

How the EU’s newly proposed Digital Services Act could benefit the sports industry

In a bid to achieve "technological sovereignty", the European Commission has unveiled a wide-ranging package of propo...

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...

Is there trouble on the horizon for algorithms in sport?

Algorithms have featured heavily in the news lately, albeit for the wrong reasons. The algorithms used to determine U...
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A sleeping giant: insights into Nigeria’s emerging esports industry

Esports in Nigeria is looking up and the professional esports community has made commendable strides. Competition-wis...
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From Milan to Miami: an Inter-national trademark battle

Major League Soccer (MLS) returned to a faltering start last week after a four month suspension during the Covid-19 p...

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