Category Archive: Sports General

UK: Supreme Court decision on costs in relation to blocking injunctions

By Ruth Hoy and Lesley-Ann Ainsworth The Supreme Court has recently handed down its judgment in Cartier International AG and others v BT and another, allowing an appeal made by ISPs in relation to costs. Background: The judgment relates to the Court of Appeal decision we previously reported here where the Court dismissed the appeal …

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Amendments to the Audiovisual Media Services Directive agreed.

Background The European Parliament, Council and Commission recently announced that they have reached preliminary political agreement on the principal revisions to the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (“AVMSD“). The negotiations will officially end in June this year when the remaining technical details of the proposal will be finalised. The AVMSD defines the audiovisual media services regulatory …

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IAAF publishes new Eligibility Regulations for Female Classification

The IAAF has published new “Eligibility Regulations for Female Classification” (the “Regulations“), which can be found here. The Regulations set out a number of criteria that athletes with “differences of sex development” must meet in order to be eligible to compete in the female category of track events between 400m and a mile (the “Restricted …

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Bundesliga clubs confirmed 50+1 rule – but liberalisation plans for Investors are not off the table

For decades investors have been interested in German football. However, on 22 March 2018 the German Football League (“DFL”) voted in favour of generally retaining the 50+1 Rule. This rule, which is unique throughout Europe, was established in 1998 and in short means that investors cannot take over clubs as the clubs shall hold a …

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First Swedish case against influencer regarding surreptitious advertising

A famous Swedish blogger and influencer in social media has been judged to have posted messages on her web-blog and Instagram account that were in breach of the Swedish Marketing Act. The posts have not been formulated and presented in a way that clearly states that it has been marketing. The posts have also been …

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Athletes’ Right of Publicity Claims Directed to Sports Video Games Not Preempted by Copyright Act

Authored By: Frank Ryan and Matt Ganas (with contribution from Michael Varrige) The California federal district court, in Davis v. Electronic Arts Inc., recently issued the latest in a series of decisions involving athletes’ right of publicity (“ROP”) claims aimed at Electronic Arts’ (“EA”) popular sports videogame franchise. The plaintiffs in Davis are retired NFL …

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Changes to the law on Sport in Poland

by Rafał Burda and Wojciech Biegański The new Polish Sports Law that came into force on 12 September 2017 introduces important changes with respect to the regulatory aspects of sport as well as some organisational and structural changes to sport in Poland that are aimed at conforming with modern standards of sports regulation. Share this

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New licenses for online casinos in Germany?

By Dr. Michael Stulz-Herrnstadt and Christoph Engelmann After the elections in the German state Schleswig-Holstein the Christian Democrats, Free Democrats and Greens plan on a new gambling law in their coalition negotiations. The Greens mention on their website that the coalition does not want to implement the new State Treaty on Gambling into their state …

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E-Sport will finally be recognised as a sport in Poland

Rafał Burda and Wojciech Biegański On 14 March 2017, the Council of Ministers adopted a draft law amending the Act of 25 June 2010 on Sport (accessible here). The draft is currently subject to its first reading in parliament. The draft introduces an extension to the existing definition of sport, supplementing the solely physical activity …

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Proposed restrictions on gambling during broadcast (including online platforms) in Australia

On 6 May 2017 the Australian Government announced the Broadcast and Content Reform Package which, among other things, affects the current broadcasting regime that covers gambling advertising and promotions during live sports programmes. The reform package includes a prohibition on gambling promotions from five minutes before the scheduled start of play in all live sports broadcasts to five minutes …

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