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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  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. Twobirds news
    07 February 2019
    Bird & Bird launches a complimentary legal support service in partnership with the Esports Integrity Coalition (ESIC)
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/press-releases/2019/uk/bird-and-bird-launches-a-complimentary-legal-support-service

    International law firm Bird & Bird launches an innovative complimentary legal support service in partnership with the Esports Integrity Coalition (ESIC), a not for profit esports members' association.

  7. Legal news
    29 May 2019
    The Value of Confidence: A New Right for Event Organisers?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uk/the-value-of-confidence-a-new-right-for-event-organisers

    oby Bond and Jacob Webster analyse the recent decision in The Racing Partnership Limited, Arena Leisure Limited and Arena Racing Corporation Limited v Done Brothers (Cash Betting) Limited, Sports Information Services ...

  8. Legal news
    09 July 2020
    Court of Appeal hears appeal regarding new right of confidence in live sports data: The Racing Partnership v Sports Information Services
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/court-of-appeal-hears-appeal-regarding-new-right-of-confidence-in-live-sports-data

    Over the past three days the Court of Appeal has heard arguments in an appeal relating to the protection of sports data. A key issue in the appeal is whether live sports data can be protected as confidential information ...

  9. Legal news
    10 June 2019
    Influencer Marketing in Italy: the “Digital Chart” introduces new rules for online marketing communications
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/italy/influencer-marketing-in-italy-the-digital-chart-introduces-new-rules

    Italy recently became the latest country to introduce new rules aimed at regulating influencer marketing online: Rita Tardiolo explains what businesses and influencers need to know.