In its decision dated June 19, 2019 (Case T-307/17), the General Court of the European Union has confirmed the invalidity of Adidas’ European Union trade mark.
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US Circuit Court holds that amateur lacrosse officials are independent contractors, not employees
This month, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (“DC Circuit”)1 held that lacrosse officials working for the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (“PIAA”) are independent
Paul Scholes fined £8,000 for breaching FA betting regulations
An Independent Regulatory Commission (the Commission) of the English Football Association (the FA) has fined Paul Scholes, the ex-Manchester United and England international, £8,000.
Esports: a new MVP for real estate?
Esports: making it into the big leagues means learning the new rules
The esports industry has experienced, and is projected to experience substantial growth. As it continues to develop at a rapid pace, we are starting to see risks that are specific to the industry.
Turkey’s booming esports market
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While people argue whether esports, i.e., competitive and organized video gaming, is actually a sport, the industry is expected to grow by more than US$1 billion in revenue this year.
From equity to franchising: investing in esports
This article looks at how companies and individuals may invest in teams, and how teams may tap on the franchising arrangements used by major esports leagues.
Esports: games galore
In an industry notoriously mistrustful of outsiders, filled with indecipherable acronyms and constantly evolving in-jokes, it can be difficult to understand what is happening
Sponsorship in esports: look before you leap
Esports was previously dominated by closely related sponsors who wanted to promote the latest silicon chips, the most popular streaming platforms and cutting-edge gaming peripherals.
Gender discrimination lawsuit by US women’s national soccer team proceeds as 2019 World Cup approaches
Approximately two months ago, all 28 members of the US senior Women’s National Soccer Team (WNT) filed a class action lawsuit against the United States Soccer Federation, Inc. (USSF).