All tagged Intellectual Property
Last week brought bad news for sportswear brand Adidas. Its EU-wide Community Trade Mark registration for three parallel stripes was rejected again, this time by the EU General Court. Our Ed Hadcock and Isabel Teare consider why in this blog post.
What’s in a name? Our Ed Hadcock takes a look at the recent EU General Court ruling in which someone other than Neymar filed a registration for the trade mark “Neymar”. A lesson for young sports stars in protecting your brand early.
Illegal streaming of live sporting events over the internet is not a new problem. But, given the rate of growth in this activity, sports broadcasters are fighting back. The new weapon in their arsenal is the live blocking injunction. Our Bart Topps explains how they work.
Recently the Rugby Football Union (RFU) announced the launch of its “Good for Rugby” authenticity brand. The governing body seeks to protect rugby fans from ticket touts and counterfeit goods, but does the “Good for Rugby” brand really tackle the problem? Laura Canham takes a look.
Over the years football celebrations have become more elaborate, with players having their own trade mark move. But what do we actually mean by the term “trade mark move”? Our Emma Day takes a look.
In our latest Reevaldo post, we look at image rights. What are they? What does an image rights agreement look like? Our Sarah Whyman explains.
How important is the right to use your name for a football club? Recent news about Dulwich Hamlet FC provides an interesting case study about trade marks in football and the importance of properly registering trade marks. Our Ed Hadcock explains.