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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 IP and Technology 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 IP and Technology 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 IP and Technology 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 IP and Technology 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 IP and Technology 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 IP and Technology 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 IP and Technology 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 IP and Technology and Joshua Charalambous, Senior Associate and Stuart Harris, Associate and Samuel Coppard, Associate

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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 IP and Technology and Joshua Charalambous, Senior Associate and Stuart Harris, Associate and Samuel Coppard, Associate

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Sega’s early win against Man Utd in Football Manager trade mark case

Published on 27 July 2020. By Jeremy Drew, Head of IP and Technology and Samuel Coppard, Associate

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As first published by leading sports law resource LawInSport, Jeremy Drew and Samuel Coppard discuss Man United’s trade mark infringement proceedings against Sega and Sports Interactive in relation to Football Manager.

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Sports Ticker 17 - Man City, British Gymnastics and Varnish

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

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No hugs or kisses from the General Court

Published on 29 June 2020. By Sarah Mountain, Senior Associate and Samuel Coppard, Associate

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The General Court has dismissed an action brought by Global Brand Holdings, LLC (Global Brand), against the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). The action concerned the EUIPO's refusal to register an EU trade mark (EUTM) for "XOXO" on grounds that it lacked distinctive character.

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

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

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Beware the desire to "make hay while the sun shines" – the ASA warns marketers to "think very carefully" before making COVID-19 claims

Published on 17 June 2020. By Samuel Coppard, Associate and Esme O'Hagen, Associate

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There is no denying the recent popularity of health and wellness trends: As at the end of 2018, the market had an estimated global value of $4.2 trillion. During the current climate, it has understandably gathered even more traction, with consumers increasingly concerned about obtaining and maintaining healthy bodies and minds.

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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 IP and Technology 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 IP and Technology 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 IP and Technology 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 IP and Technology 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 IP and Technology 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 IP and Technology 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 IP and Technology 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 IP and Technology 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 IP and Technology 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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CJEU hands down decision in Sky v SkyKick case

Published on 29 January 2020. By Ben Mark, Partner and Samuel Coppard, Associate

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This morning, the CJEU handed down its judgment for the much anticipated Sky v SkyKick case – certainly one of the most important trade mark referrals from the High Court over the past few years.

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Sports Ticker 5 – Saracens, W Series and Speedrunning

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

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

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

Published on 04 December 2019. By Jeremy Drew, Head of IP and Technology 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 1 – Saracens, DeepMind AI, Under Armour

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

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We are delighted to welcome you to the first RPC Sports Ticker - providing fortnightly bite-size updates from around the sports industry.

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Sheffield United, or divided? Implying duties of good faith

Published on 04 November 2019. By Jeremy Drew, Head of IP and Technology and Samuel Coppard, Associate and Charlie Gould, Associate

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The High Court has held that the duty to act with good faith should not be implied into an agreement between the owners of Sheffield United FC.

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Liverpool FC fail to register 'LIVERPOOL' trade mark alone

Published on 28 October 2019. By Ben Mark, Partner and Samuel Coppard, Associate

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Liverpool FC has failed to register a trade mark for 'LIVERPOOL' at the UKIPO on the basis of the city's "geographical significance".

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High Court does not "lycra" unjust Part 36 offers

Published on 26 June 2019. By Ciara Cullen, Partner and Samuel Coppard, Associate

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In a recent High Court decision it has been held that parties must ensure that Part 36 offers are "genuine offers to settle" as the court will not order costs in circumstances where it is unjust to do so. Furthermore, the decision reinforces the significant weight that is given to whether or not an offeree accepts a Part 36 offer, regardless of whether relief is obtained by the offeree in the first instance.

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