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Sports Ticker (12 February 2021) - Super Bowl LV, NBA investment and Ligue 1 broadcasting

Published on 12 February 2021. By Jeremy Drew, Head of TMT and Joshua Charalambous, Senior Associate and Stuart Harris, Associate and Samuel Coppard, Associate

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Sports Ticker (1 February 2021) - Investment in esports, Snodgrass omission and Sixth Street's takeover

Published on 01 February 2021. By Jeremy Drew, Head of TMT and Joshua Charalambous, Senior Associate and Stuart Harris, Associate and Samuel Coppard, Associate

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Sports Ticker (15th Jan 2021) - Ice skating body infringed competition law, Sport in England will not be banned under the new national lockdown, British Boxing Board of Control suspend all tournaments

Published on 18 January 2021. By Jeremy Drew, Head of TMT and Joshua Charalambous, Senior Associate and Stuart Harris, Associate and Samuel Coppard, Associate

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Sports Ticker (21st Dec 2020) - post-Brexit football signings, claim against Rugby Unions’ governing bodies for brain damage and the provision of free-to-air coverage of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics

Published on 22 December 2020. By Jeremy Drew, Head of TMT and Joshua Charalambous, Senior Associate and Stuart Harris, Associate and Samuel Coppard, Associate

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Sports Ticker (3rd Dec 2020) - EA sports image rights, NFL make history, Nintendo

Published on 04 December 2020. By Jeremy Drew, Head of TMT and Joshua Charalambous, Senior Associate and Stuart Harris, Associate and Samuel Coppard, Associate

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Sports Ticker (19th Nov 2020) - COVID-19 Vaccine abuse, Amazon Prime, Payperview scheme

Published on 19 November 2020. By Jeremy Drew, Head of TMT and Joshua Charalambous, Senior Associate and Stuart Harris, Associate and Samuel Coppard, Associate

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Sports Ticker (9th Nov 2020) - CAP consultations, UEFA prize money and British cycling

Published on 10 November 2020. By Jeremy Drew, Head of TMT and Joshua Charalambous, Senior Associate and Stuart Harris, Associate and Samuel Coppard, Associate

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Welcome to the latest edition of the RPC Sports Ticker - providing fortnightly bite-size updates from around the sports industry. In our 25th edition, we consider regulatory plans to clamp down on celebrities appearing in gambling ads and guidance on ads for in-game purchases. We also take a look at cuts to prize money available in UEFA competitions, a recent High Court case with implications for sports agents involved in sponsorship introductions and the new star of British cycling.

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Sports Ticker (23rd Oct 2020) - Project Big Picture, British horseracing and TRP v SIS

Published on 26 October 2020. By Jeremy Drew, Head of TMT and Joshua Charalambous, Senior Associate and Stuart Harris, Associate and Samuel Coppard, Associate

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Sports Ticker (7th October 2020) - Amazon Luna The Laver Cup and a New Boss for F1

Published on 07 October 2020. By Jeremy Drew, Head of TMT and Joshua Charalambous, Senior Associate and Stuart Harris, Associate and Samuel Coppard, Associate

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RPC Sports Ticker (25 September 2020) – esports, wearable tech and Semenya appeal

Published on 25 September 2020. By Jeremy Drew, Head of TMT and Joshua Charalambous, Senior Associate and Stuart Harris, Associate and Samuel Coppard, Associate

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RPC Sports Ticker (11 September 2020) – Lionel Messi contract, rugby midweek games and BT 'Unlimited Subs' subscription

Published on 14 September 2020. By Jeremy Drew, Head of TMT and Joshua Charalambous, Senior Associate and Stuart Harris, Associate and Samuel Coppard, Associate

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RPC Sports Ticker (27 August 2020) - Coutinho's contract, F1's revenue deal, and VR in the NBA

Published on 27 August 2020. By Jeremy Drew, Head of TMT and Joshua Charalambous, Senior Associate and Stuart Harris, Associate and Samuel Coppard, Associate

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RPC Sports Ticker (13 August 2020) – Salary caps, NBA return and esports

Published on 17 August 2020. By Jeremy Drew, Head of TMT and Joshua Charalambous, Senior Associate and Stuart Harris, Associate and Samuel Coppard, Associate

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British Gymnastics lands well in trade mark infringement proceedings

Published on 29 July 2020. By Joshua Charalambous, Senior Associate

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The national governing body (NGB) for Gymnastics in Britain has succeeded in trade mark infringement and passing off proceedings against an organisation using the sign “UK Gymnastics”, in a Judgment which is likely to assist several Sport England and UK Sport-funded NGBs. In particular, it shows how to deal with organisations using signs which suggest they are an NGB (when they are not).

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RPC Sports Ticker (29 July 2020) – Cyber Security, Lions in South Africa and Lululemon

Published on 29 July 2020. By Jeremy Drew, Head of TMT and Joshua Charalambous, Senior Associate and Stuart Harris, Associate and Samuel Coppard, Associate

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Sports Ticker 17 - Man City, British Gymnastics and Varnish

Published on 17 July 2020. By Jeremy Drew, Head of TMT and Joshua Charalambous, Senior Associate and Stuart Harris, Associate and Samuel Coppard, Associate

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Sports Ticker 16 - Wigan, Beckham and Rashford

Published on 03 July 2020. By Jeremy Drew, Head of TMT and Joshua Charalambous, Senior Associate and Stuart Harris, Associate and Samuel Coppard, Associate

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Sports Ticker 15 – Black Lives Matter, Dillian Whyte and Disney

Published on 24 June 2020. By Jeremy Drew, Head of TMT and Joshua Charalambous, Senior Associate and Stuart Harris, Associate and Samuel Coppard, Associate

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Sports Ticker 14 – PRO14, World TeamTennis and Man United v Football Manager

Published on 08 June 2020. By Jeremy Drew, Head of TMT and Joshua Charalambous, Senior Associate and Stuart Harris, Associate and Samuel Coppard, Associate

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Sports Ticker 13 – eSports, St Andrews and EFL salary caps

Published on 22 May 2020. By Jeremy Drew, Head of TMT and Joshua Charalambous, Senior Associate and Stuart Harris, Associate and Samuel Coppard, Associate

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Sports Ticker 12 – F1 restart, virtual NFL Draft and RFL emergency loan

Published on 07 May 2020. By Jeremy Drew, Head of TMT and Joshua Charalambous, Senior Associate and Stuart Harris, Associate and Samuel Coppard, Associate

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Sports Ticker 11 – 2.6 Challenge, Premier League furlough and #IsolationGames

Published on 27 April 2020. By Jeremy Drew, Head of TMT and Joshua Charalambous, Senior Associate and Stuart Harris, Associate and Samuel Coppard, Associate

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Sports Ticker 10 – Mercedes F1, Newcastle Falcons promotion and Tokyo 2020 delayed

Published on 08 April 2020. By Jeremy Drew, Head of TMT and Joshua Charalambous, Senior Associate and Stuart Harris, Associate and Samuel Coppard, Associate

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Sports Ticker 9 – Fury, NASCAR and Sky Sports pause

Published on 31 March 2020. By Jeremy Drew, Head of TMT and Joshua Charalambous, Senior Associate and Stuart Harris, Associate and Samuel Coppard, Associate

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Sports Ticker 8 – Sturridge ban, Cycling World League and Sun Yang's ban

Published on 12 March 2020. By Jeremy Drew, Head of TMT and Joshua Charalambous, Senior Associate and Stuart Harris, Associate and Samuel Coppard, Associate

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Sports Ticker 7 – 'Premflix and Chill', McIlroy and Allianz

Published on 28 February 2020. By Jeremy Drew, Head of TMT and Joshua Charalambous, Senior Associate and Stuart Harris, Associate and Samuel Coppard, Associate

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Welcome to the second edition of the RPC Sports Ticker - providing fortnightly bite-size updates from the sports industry.

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Sports Ticker 6 – Coronavirus, Nike Air Zoom Alphafly and the 'Mozart of Chess'

Published on 14 February 2020. By Jeremy Drew, Head of TMT and Joshua Charalambous, Senior Associate and Stuart Harris, Associate and Samuel Coppard, Associate

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Welcome to the sixth edition of the RPC Sports Ticker - providing fortnightly bite-size updates from the sports industry.

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Sports Ticker 5 – Saracens, W Series and Speedrunning

Published on 29 January 2020. By Jeremy Drew, Head of TMT and Joshua Charalambous, Senior Associate and Stuart Harris, Associate and Samuel Coppard, Associate

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Welcome to the fifth edition of the RPC Sports Ticker - providing fortnightly bite-size updates from the sports industry.

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Sports Ticker 4 – Epic Games, acquisition of Charlton and tackling mental health

Published on 16 January 2020. By Jeremy Drew, Head of TMT and Joshua Charalambous, Senior Associate and Stuart Harris, Associate and Samuel Coppard, Associate

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Welcome to the fourth edition of the RPC Sports Ticker - providing fortnightly bite-size updates from the sports industry.

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Sports Ticker 3 – GAME's eSports arena, Amazon broadcasts and Russia's WADA suspension

Published on 18 December 2019. By Jeremy Drew, Head of TMT and Joshua Charalambous, Senior Associate and Stuart Harris, Associate and Samuel Coppard, Associate

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Sports Ticker 2 – The Special One, Juventus FC and Lacrosse

Published on 04 December 2019. By Jeremy Drew, Head of TMT and Joshua Charalambous, Senior Associate and Stuart Harris, Associate and Samuel Coppard, Associate

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Sports Ticker 1 – Saracens, DeepMind AI, Under Armour

Published on 19 November 2019. By Jeremy Drew, Head of TMT and Joshua Charalambous, Senior Associate and Stuart Harris, Associate and Samuel Coppard, Associate

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Sporting compromise – tips for settling sports disputes

Published on 24 October 2019. By Jeremy Drew, Head of TMT and Joshua Charalambous, Senior Associate

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Some practical tips for sports clubs when settling disputes – with a focus on those issues that regularly arise in a sporting context.

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Reforms to the FA's Regulations on Working with Intermediaries

Published on 01 July 2019. By Joshua Charalambous, Senior Associate

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RPC summarise the key changes to the FA's Regulations on Working with Intermediaries (the "Regulations"), and offer practical tips to agencies, clubs and players to manage their impact.

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New trade secrets law to drive breach of confidence claims

Published on 11 June 2018. By David Cran, Head of IP and Tech and Joshua Charalambous, Senior Associate

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This article explores what changes might need to be made to the existing protections given to trade secrets and in particular, the impact this might have in the insurance market.

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Swansea City player Bony keeps former agents in play

Published on 14 September 2017. By Joshua Charalambous, Senior Associate

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In a dispute with his agents over secret commissions, Swansea City striker Wilfried Bony has succeeded in opposing a stay in English Court proceedings, which would have been implemented had the Court found he had agreed to arbitrate. The decision is an important reminder that national courts will have jurisdiction to hear a claim if the parties have not agreed (expressly or impliedly) to resolve the dispute using arbitration.

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Edgar Davids wins League of Legends image rights claim

Published on 23 August 2017. By Joshua Charalambous, Senior Associate

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Dutch football icon Edgar Davids has succeeded in suing Riot Games – makers of the world's biggest video game and eSports phenomenon, League of Legends.

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Barton succeeds in reducing betting ban

Published on 04 August 2017. By Joshua Charalambous, Senior Associate

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Joey Barton has succeeded in reducing the ban imposed on him by the FA Commission following breaches of FA Rules concerning betting – but he's still banned until 1 June 2018

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Indian sports broadcast network 'bowled out' for breach of a media rights agreement

Published on 18 July 2017. By Joshua Charalambous, Senior Associate

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This article considers New Zealand Cricket (Incorporation) v Neo Sports Broadcast PVT Ltd in which the High Court exercised its discretion and lifted a stay to allow the claimant, New Zealand Cricket, to successfully obtain summary judgment on a breach of contract claim with elements of bad faith counter-arguments.

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Bournemouth bets on shirt sponsorship deal with M88

Published on 05 July 2017. By Joshua Charalambous, Senior Associate

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AFC Bournemouth announces a two year deal with online gambling company M88, which includes shirt sponsorship and pitch-side branding.

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Barton bets big and loses: sanctions, mitigation and next steps

Published on 15 May 2017. By Joshua Charalambous, Senior Associate and Dani Barnes, Associate

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What is the appropriate sanction for breaching the prohibition on betting on football matches, and what effect will mitigating factors have on the sanction?

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Going for Gold: A New Code for Sports Governance

Published on 30 January 2017. By Joshua Charalambous, Senior Associate

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Any sports body or organisation that wishes to rely on public funding must now comply with a new Code for Sports Governance, and it requires preparation now.

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Chelsea swap Adidas for £900m Nike deal

Published on 28 October 2016. By Joshua Charalambous, Senior Associate

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Chelsea FC and Nike have agreed the largest kit sponsorship/ supply agreement in the English Premier League worth £900m (£60m per year for 15 years). The announcement comes nearly 6 months after the Chelsea and Adidas kit sponsorship/supply agreement was terminated part way through a 10 year term.

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Fair dealing defence in copyright infringement – a key summary

Published on 27 October 2016. By Joshua Charalambous, Senior Associate

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A recent key decision on fair dealing defence impacts reporting current events in copyright infringement claims.

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Sponsors drop lying Lochte - the fallout from Rio 2016

Published on 24 August 2016. By Jeremy Drew, Head of TMT and Joshua Charalambous, Senior Associate

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Importance of anti-embarrassment clauses highlighted by US Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte being dropped by sponsors, including Speedo and Ralph Lauren.

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China’s richest man strikes deal to host new global football tournament

Published on 21 July 2016. By Joshua Charalambous, Senior Associate

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Earlier this month, it was reported that the Dalian Wanda Group planned to create a European club tournament to rival the UEFA Champions League.

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World eSports Association formed

Published on 26 May 2016. By Joshua Charalambous, Senior Associate

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A new governing association was formed this month by the Electronic Sports League (“ESL”) and a number of eSports teams.

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Will staying in Europe mean greater access to Netflix?

Published on 14 April 2016. By Joshua Charalambous, Senior Associate

Given the recent press attention given to David Cameron’s tax affairs it is doubtful that much could chill his concerns at the moment – even watching Netflix.

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