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The CJEU ruling in HIT LARIX

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • European Union
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  • February 6 2013

Although this was a ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) back in July 2012, the impact of the judgment is likely to be felt in

Regulatory & public law group annual digest 2012

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • December 13 2012

2012 has been an eventful sporting year, and while it may be hyperbole to argue that the drama of the arbitration rooms of Lausanne matched London's

Formula One wins appeal against OHIM

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union
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  • May 24 2012

The CJEU handed down its judgment today in Formula One Licensing BV v OHIM and Global Sports Media Ltd C-19611 P

ECJ rules on Italy's gaming regulations

  • Portolano Cavallo Studio Legale
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  • European Union, Italy
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  • March 15 2012

On February 16 2012 the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) issued its latest preliminary ruling on the compatibility of Italy's legal framework for gaming with the right of establishment and the freedom to provide services

UK court strikes out bans on parallel trade in Premier League case

  • McGuireWoods LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • February 29 2012

On Feb. 3, 2012, a UK court applied a 2011 judgment of the ECJ concerning restrictions on cross-border sales in the EU

Kick off for Murphy

  • CMS Cameron McKenna
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • October 31 2011

On 04 October 2011, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that the FA Premier League (FAPL) which markets the television broadcasting rights for Premier League cannot prohibit television viewers from using decoder cards bought and imported from foreign broadcasters

Advocate General considers territorial broadcasting restrictions incompatible with European law

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • March 31 2011

On 3 February 2011, Advocate General Kokott delivered her Opinion on a preliminary reference to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) concerning the legality of the use of satellite decoders purchased outside the United Kingdom to show Premier League football matches in public houses in the United Kingdom

Yellow card for sports rights-holders: exclusive sports broadcasting rights and the protection of “crown jewels”

  • Mason Hayes & Curran
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  • European Union
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  • March 25 2011

On 3 February 2011, Advocate General Julianne Kokott (the "AG") issued a non-binding Opinion that territorial exclusivity agreements relating to the satellite transmission of football matches are contrary to EU law

Commission communication on sport

  • Nabarro LLP
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  • European Union
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  • February 3 2011

In a Communication dated 18 January 2011, the Commission put forward proposals aimed at strengthening, amongst other things, the economic dimensions of sport

European court ruling on copyright royalties

  • Bird & Bird
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  • European Union, Sweden
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  • January 23 2009

The European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) has issued an important judgment in December 2008 on excessive and discriminatory pricing issues in respect of copyright royalties by a copyright collection society STIM, on a reference from the Swedish courts under Article 234 EC on a claim by the commercial broadcasters Kanal 5 Limited and TV4 AB