Category Archive: Sports General

eSports YouTube star and business partner prosecuted for operating and promoting an unlicensed gambling website

By Greg Mason On 6 February 2017, in the first successful prosecution of its kind by the GB Gambling Commission, Craig Douglas (33) and Dylan Rigby (34) pleaded guilty to offences under the Gambling Act 2005 relating to unlicensed eSports gambling. Douglas, a prominent eSports YouTuber known as “NepentheZ”, was fined £91,000 for advertising unlawful …

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Ofcom publishes guidance on references to providers of technical information in sports television broadcasting

By Jonathan Salt Ofcom has published guidance on the established industry practice of broadcasting on-screen references to providers of technical information in sports programming. Rule 9.5 of The Ofcom Broadcasting Code (the “Code”) requires broadcasters to ensure that “no undue prominence may be given in programming to a product, service or trade mark. Undue prominence …

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China: Michael Jordan finally slam dunks his naming rights claim at the Supreme People’s Court

This is a very important decision because it sets a strong judicial precedent for foreign companies seeking to protect their intellectual property rights in China. On 8 December 2016, overturning the lower court decisions against Michael Jordan in a lengthy trademark dispute in China, the Chinese Supreme People’s Court rules that Jordan owns the legal …

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German Federal High Court: Clubs can pass on fines to rioting fans

A ruling handed down by the German Federal High Court in November determined for the first time that penalties imposed on a football club by the DFB based on a fan’s misbehavior can be passed on to the injuring party. Therefore, rioting fans could now be facing large claims for compensations. The fan’s liability is based on …

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Valencian Football Clubs have to pay back more than EUR 30 million of state aid. Professional sport clubs should be aware of the European State aid rules!

On November 04 the European Commission published the full text of its Decision on incompatible State aid to Valencian football clubs (SA.36387, an appeal has been filed). The Commission concluded that public support measures in the form of loan guarantees by the regional government of Valencia in favour of the football clubs FC Valencia, Hercules …

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Howzat! NSW female cricketers first fully paid Australian professional women’s team

The New South Wales Breakers has put all squad members on full time contracts, increasing the minimum salary from AU$11,000 to at least AU$35,000. Players now have the potential to earn more than AU$100,000 when playing both domestically and internationally.Combined with Cricket Australia increasing total payments for domestic and international players, Cricket NSW secured sponsorship from …

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German Federal Court declares unlawfulness of penalty initiated by FIFA

German football club SV Wilhelmshaven (SVW) won a case before the German Federal Court (BGH) today concerning the lawfulness of a penalty based on FIFA. Due to the non-payment of training compensations for an international transfer of a player, the FIFA Disciplinary Committee had decided on the enforced relegation of the SVW. After the CAS …

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FIFA Appeals Committee upholds transfer bans for Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid

FIFA’s Appeal Committee has rejected the appeals by the Spanish football clubs “Atlético de Madrid” and “Real Madrid” for breaches relating to the international transfer and registration of players under the age of 18. Share this

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AVMS Market: Italian Communications Authority Launches a New Public Consultation

On July 26, 2016, the Italian Communications Authority (“AGCom“) launched a public consultation on the audiovisual media services (“AVMS“) relevant market (hereinafter, “Consultation“). The text of the Consultation (Annex A to Resolution no. 342/16/CONS) is available here. Operators may send to the AGCom their contribution papers, within September 24, 2016. Below you can find a …

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UK Secondary ticketing continues to be in the spotlight with publication of CMA response

The Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) has responded to the review of consumer protection measures that were adopted in relation to secondary ticketing. Share this

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