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  1. Legal news
    22 May 2019
    NRL’s “No-Fault Stand Down” rule withstands restraint of trade challenge in Australian Federal Court
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uk/nrls-no-fault-stand-down-rule-withstands-restraint-of-trade-challenge-in-australian-federal-court

    Rich Hawkins and Tom Macken discuss the effect of the recent Federal Court decision on the No-Fault Stand Down rule and the implications for sports administrators and players.

  2. Legal news
    11 September 2019
    Ahead of the game: why venture capital is a potential match-winner for sports clubs
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/ahead-of-the-game-why-venture-capital-is-a-potential-match-winner-for-sports-clubs

    Global sports teams – with their ever-growing funding streams - are expanding their portfolios, particularly in relation to technology ventures. Opportunities to enhance their brand and diversify income have arisen, but ...

  3. Legal news
    23 April 2019
    Player Safeguarding, Welfare and Education in Esports – A Pragmatic Approach for Tournament Organizers
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/player-safeguarding-welfare-and-education-in-esports

    As the growth of esports shows no signs of stopping, Peter Rippel-Szabo offers advice to tournament organizers on how to protect players’ welfare, whilst promoting the industry’s benefits and advantages to sponsors

  4. Legal news
    07 May 2020
    Tulip mania? The business of esports and its time in the sun
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/tulip-mania-the-business-of-esports-and-its-time-in-the-sun

    Esports is booming. Is it time to join the gold rush and grab a shovel? Or find out who's selling them?

  5. Legal news
    30 April 2020
    Coronavirus and esports – adapting to a new reality
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/coronavirus-and-esports-adapting-to-a-new-reality

    In the face of COVID-19 digital content has had to adapt and evolve like never before. But in a world where live content is scarce, esports has shown itself to be remarkably adaptable, expanding its profile both on ...

  6. Legal news
    17 July 2018
    Is HK9 the new CR7? Footballers and trade marks; who will be distinctive by the World Cup Final?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/is-hk9-the-new-cr7

    Registration of your own name as a trade mark is potentially a very valuable asset, but traditionally has been very difficult to achieve. Celebrities are a common target for entities looking to associate themselves with ...

  7. Legal news
    20 June 2018
    Technology changing sport part II: Challenging on-field decisions based on video technology
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/technology-changing-sport-part-ii

    In this three-part series, Chris Lavey will consider new technologies that are changing sport and how they impact on the field of play. How do sports regulate to meet the challenges presented by the development and use ...

  8. Legal news
    12 June 2018
    Levelling the playing field in Esports – Dutch image rights in games
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/levelling-the-playing-field-in-esport

    In 2017, the District Court of Amsterdam ruled in a case where the portrait of former Dutch football player Edgar Davids was used in the video game 'League of Legends' without his permission.

  9. Legal news
    18 September 2018
    A Sporting Chance? – EU Parliament Votes for New Copyright Protection for Sports Organisers
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/a-sporting-chance-eu-parliament-votes-for-new-copyright-protection-for-sports-organisers

    Sports organisers could soon be handed more power in their fight against piracy, following recent developments in the Copyright Directive.