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Mason Hayes & Curran LLP | Global, Ireland | 17 Apr 2020

COVID-19: Tokyo 2020 Postponed - The Race is on for Trademark Protection

The decision to delay the 2020 Tokyo games until 2021, while disappointing for sports fans and athletes around the globe, has been welcomed by many…

Kingsley Napley | United Kingdom | 6 Apr 2020

Testing in Testing Times: WADA Anti-Doping Guidance for Athletes in light of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has touched all areas of our lives and the sporting world is no different. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has recently…

OPTMARKS | Global | 17 Mar 2020

Leverage Intellectual Property and Be Godlike in the Gaming Industry

The gaming industry is booming. A clear testament to its fast-rising status is the fact that eSports or electronic sports, which has video games as…

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP | United Kingdom | 11 Dec 2019

The BOA holds firm on Rule 40 guidance

The British Olympic Association (BOA) responded yesterday to the letter signed by various Team GB athletes which threatened to pursue legal action in…

Squire Patton Boggs | Global | 9 Dec 2019

Questions Raised Over Marketing Restrictions on Olympic Athletes

It has been reported that the European Commission met with officials from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in November to discuss rules that…

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP | United Kingdom | 20 Nov 2019

Thanks, but no thanks! British athletes take aim at the British Olympic Association

At the end of October, the British Olympic Association (BOA) released its guidelines for Team GB athletes and the exploitation of personal…

Winston & Strawn LLP | Germany, United Kingdom | 19 Nov 2019

British athletes won’t be going for gold under the British Olympic Association’s revised Rule 40 Guidelines

In June 2019, the International Olympic Committee (“IOC”) announced that it was amending the wording of Rule 40 and byelaw 3 of the Olympic Charter…

Davies Collison Cave | Australia, New Zealand | 14 Nov 2019

Tempting Brands retains the Pierre de Coubertin trade mark in New Zealand

The antipodean battle has concluded between the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Tempting Brands over the trade mark “Pierre de Coubertin”…

Global Arbitration Review | Global | 31 Oct 2019

Advocacy in International Sport Arbitration

International sport arbitration has special characteristics that make it similar to, yet also unlike, most commercial arbitration, and good advocacy…

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP | Germany | 31 Oct 2019

Has the BOA gone far enough in its relaxation of Rule 40?

The BOA has agreed that Team GB athletes may send a single "thank you" during the Olympic Games to each of their individual sponsors. That thank you…
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