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Don't leave it all on the field: Why athletes require special planning

February 28, 2020

The professional athlete needs the same sound foundation of financial and estate planning that all wealthy clients require.

Game developer hits self-destruct: General Court finds “DUNGEONS & DRAGONS” trade mark distinctive and confusingly similar to “DUNGEONS”

February 26, 2020

Kalypso Media Group GmbH (KMG), a German computer game developer and publisher, appealed an EU Intellectual Property Office (EU IPO) decision all the way to the General Court, arguing there was no likelihood of confusion between its EU application “DUNGEONS” for games and computer games and the earlier EU trade mark “DUNGEONS & DRAGONS”, registered by Wizards of the Coast LLC (Wizards).

Does competition law still have a role to play in sport? The failed challenge by Saracens

February 21, 2020

In November last year, the English professional rugby club, Saracens, was heavily sanctioned by a league disciplinary panel for breaches of the salary cap rules.

The right to match: Liverpool F.C. v New Balance

February 17, 2020

The recent High Court decision[1] regarding the dispute between New Balance and Liverpool FC (LFC) has attracted global press attention and brought into sharp focus the ever increasing value of kitwear sponsorship deals for clubs.

Landmark labor deal between WNBA and its players

February 05, 2020

On January 14, 2020, the Women’s National Basketball Association (“WNBA” or “League”) and the players’ union, the Women's National Basketball Players Association (“WNBPA”), announced a new, “groundbreaking”[1] collective bargaining agreement (“CBA”) that, if ratified as expected, will significantly expand players’ compensation and benefits.

Part 2: Level up - Government responses to corruption in Esports

February 04, 2020

Part 1 discussed how the esports community is attempting to self-regulate its members to increase integrity. However, the State and Federal governments are also taking notice.

South Africa’s Sport and Recreation Amendment Bill: Increased governmental oversight and preventing ex-convicts from participating in international sporting events

February 04, 2020

On 11 December 2019, the South African Department of Sport and Recreation released a draft Bill which seeks to amend the National Sport and Recreation Act, 1998.