Metaverses – A Brave New World for Sports Brands?

If you picture the seemingly limitless world of social media as a place for brands to promote themselves, metaverses may be viewed as the further merging of two spheres: gaming ...

LawInSport Podcast

How To Launch An NFT – Key Tips For Sports Organisations

We may be in the middle (or the beginning) of a ‘crypto winter’ – but brands and organisations of all sizes are conti...

Freezing Orders: A Landmark New Judgement On NFTs From UK Courts

Digital ownership of cryptoassets has brought with it an exponential growth in engagement and monetisation. Indeed, t...
Footballer

Trade Marks In Sport: Ronaldinho & Henry Case Shows How To Raise ‘Bad Faith Objections’

Bad faith has been a hot topic in UK and EU trade mark matters in recent years - not least in the sports world where ...
Ohio

Ohio State University Trademark “THE” – Their Sports Rallying Cry

The Ohio State University has successfully obtained a trademark registration for the word “THE,” which has been the u...
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The Lifecycle Of An International Athlete - Dealing With Branding And Image Rights

This blog in our series for international athletes explains the key legal points on image rights and trade marks to c...
Chris Chase

Sports Lawyer In Spotlight: Christopher Chase

For this week’s edition of Sports Lawyer In The Spotlight, we interviewed Christopher Chase who is a partner at Frank...
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Can sports formats be protected by copyright law?

On the 19th of January, 2022, the High Court of Delhi provisionally ruled upon a claim of copyright, vis a ...
NFT

Panel Summary - Commercialising Digital Assets: Opportunities & Threats From New Digital Revenue Streams for NFTs

Football clubs are interested in exploring new revenue streams, particularly in response to the league shutdowns and ...
Formula One 2022 car

A Guide To How Trade Marks Work In Formula One®

In the UK, a trade mark can be protected if it is capable of distinguishing the specific goods/services covered from ...
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EUIPO 2 : AC Milan 0 - AC Milan Fails To Register Its New Club Crest In EU Trade Mark Case

AC Milan are one of Europe’s most decorated football clubs with seven European Cup/Champions League titles and 18 Ser...
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Athlete Brand Ambassadors: Do's And Don'ts for Sponsors

Sports stars and brands have benefitted from lucrative partnerships for decades and the collaboration provides signif...

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