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  1. Legal news
    09 January 2018
    Part Two - Let the games begin: German IP law in the world of esports
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/germany/german-ip-law-in-the-world-of-esports-part-two

    The use of trade marks on in-game virtual products (e.g. manufacturer logos) is probably permissible in light of the principles established by the German Federal Court of Justice in the Opel-Blitz II decision.

  2. Legal news
    05 January 2018
    Part One - Let the games begin: German IP law in the world of esports
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/germany/german-ip-law-in-the-world-of-esports-part-one

    Growing numbers of viewers and rising profits are making esports increasingly interesting for event organizers, sports leagues, sponsors and with traditional sports clubs even establishing their own esports divisions.

  3. Legal news
    09 March 2021
    A new pathway for professional American Football in Europe
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/a-new-pathway-for-professional-american-football-in-europe

    Recently, a stir was caused by a press release, announcing plans to launch the European League of Football (ELF), a new professional American Football league.

  4. Legal news
    02 November 2017
    Heightened antitrust/competition law risk for sport governing bodies facing new market entrants
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2017/global/heightened-antitrust-competition-law-risk-for-sport-governing-bodies-facing-new-market-entrants

    In recent years, the European Commission (EC) and National Competition Authorities (NCA) have shown increased appetite to investigate sport governing bodies in relation to rules that restrict competition from new market ...