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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 significant opportunities for brands to leverage off sport stars’ ...

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Sega’s Battle Against Man Utd In Football Manager Trade Mark Case Ends In Settlement

In August 2018, Manchester United FC brought trade mark infringement proceedings in the Business and Property Courts ...
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Fan Tokens And The Sport Industry: Key Legal And Commercial Risks

What do the Caribbean Premier League, FC Barcelona, Everton FC, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and the Asto...
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Cultivating Culture Through Commoditisation: Why NFTs Present An Unparalleled Opportunity For The Sports Sector

In 2019, the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) partnered w...
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The NBA Lawyers’ Business, Part 2: Music Synch Licensing

An NBA game is a form of entertainment that consists mostly, but not entirely, of people playing basketball. Other co...
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Controlling athletes' trademarks: What can sports learn from WWE's trademark ownership?

In the U.S., trademark[1] rights attach when a word, phrase, or symbol is used in commerce to identify its goods or s...
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Trade Mark Infringement: How UK’s New Sentencing Guidelines Benefit Sports Organisations

The Trade Marks Act 1994[1] (TMA) is the relevant legislation in England and Wales in respect of civil and criminal i...
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The Legal Recognition Of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) In India

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are the latest trend taking the digital world by storm.  While their range of potenti...
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How Patents & Trade Secrets Are Utilised In Motorsport

Motorsport provides spectators with some of the most impressive examples of man-made machines on the planet with unbe...
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Top Tips for Protecting Confidential Information and Trade Secrets in Motorsport

For most businesses, protecting their confidential information is of the utmost importance. This is even more the cas...
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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 ...
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From a major international IP piracy dispute over sports broadcasts with a geopolitical undercurrent to trade mark sp...

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