In the case of RFC Seraing and Doyen Sports Company v FIFA and Others  (RFC Seraing), the Belgian Court of Appeal handed down a ruling with potential far-reaching consequences on the validity
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Liverpool FC’s trade mark proposal receives a red-card from the UK Intellectual Property Office
Liverpool FC may be making good progress this season, however, off the pitch they have suffered a defeat in a controversial attempt to trade mark the word ‘LIVERPOOL’.
Meeting across the river (in New Jersey): New York online sports betting continues to languish
Posted in Regulations
The journey towards online sports betting in New York has become more complicated.
Spectator safety: Striking a balance
Posted in Football
The Jim Clark Rally is a motorsport event named after the Formula One champion. It was a round on the British Rally Championship calendar until 2014 when three spectators died and many more were injured.
Concussion class actions, yet another headache for the NRL?
The 2019 National Rugby League (NRL) season has provided us with plenty of entertainment, both on and off the field.
League of Legends – Poster boy for esports franchising
The League of Legends (LoL) Championship Series (LCS), hosted by Riot Games, is North America’s top tier League of Legends competition.
Destruction of Social Media Accounts ≠ Transfer
Posted in Intellectual property
What happens if a defendant doesn’t turn over social media accounts, websites and links that include disputed trademarks, but instead destroys them? Sue Ross discusses a case filed by Left Coast Wrestling.
California leads the movement in permitting student athletes to profit from endorsements and sponsorships
Posted in Employment, labor and pensions
The California Senate unanimously passed S.B. 206, previously entitled the “Fair Pay To Play Act,” which, if enacted into law, would allow college athletes to accept money from sponsorships and endorsements.
Trade secrets: the price paid for a mid-season trade period
As the 2019 Australian Football League (AFL) season draws to a close, the post-Grand Final debate looks set to be dominated by the issue of whether a mid-season trade period should be introduced.
Have the lines between football and betting become blurred?
After headlines surrounding Wayne Rooney’s transfer to Derby County and the alleged link with the club’s sponsor, 32 Red, an online casino, the issue of online betting and football is now back in the news.