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  1. Legal news
    26 February 2021
    Brexit – How will it impact immigration in football?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/brexit-how-will-it-impact-immigration-in-football

    With the UK’s exit from the European Union, from 1st January 2021, new Immigration Rules have been introduced for the sports industry, which mean that the majority of individuals relocating to the UK from the EU will ...

  2. Legal news
    13 August 2020
    Sports safety: should it be mandatory to report child protection & safeguarding concerns?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/sports-safety-should-it-be-mandatory-to-report-child-protection-and-safeguarding-concerns

    Child safeguarding reviews in sport have consistently shown that failures in reporting have had serious consequences. If concerns are not reported, and appropriate action not taken, the system is fundamentally ...

  3. Legal news
    15 October 2020
    Time for statutory damages?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/statutory-damages-the-uks-first-post-brexit-copyright-reform

    Phil Sherrell explains the current UK IPO consultation on whether to introduce statutory damages for copyright and other IP claims.

  4. Legal news
    12 August 2021
    Jonathan Taylor QC Q&A for Duke Law School’s Center for Sports Law & Policy
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/jonathan-taylor-qc-qa-for-duke-law-schools-center

    Jonathan Taylor QC, head of Bird & Bird’s sports law group, recently conducted a Q&A with Doraine Coleman, Co-Director of Duke Law School’s Center for Sports Law & Policy.

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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.

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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.

  9. Legal news
    25 September 2020
    Jonty Warner interviewed on talkSPORT radio station about Paul Pogba’s trade mark filings
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/jonty-warner-interviewed-on-talksport-radio-station-about-paul-pogbas-trade-mark-filings

    It has recently been reported in the press that footballer Paul Pogba has filed an EU trade mark application seeking coverage for his iconic ‘dab’ celebration. You can listen to the clip here.