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Top of the league: How football clubs protect and exploit their brands in a...

The 2017/18 Premier League season kicked off on August 11th and the revenues of the league and its football clubs continue to go from strength...

What’s in a name? Supreme Court confirms principle of open justice very much with...

Mr Tariq Khuja, a prominent Oxford businessman, was arrested in 2012 in connection with the Thames Valley Police investigation into child sex grooming and...

No poker face shown by the European Court as decisions relating to gambling in...

"No dice", says the European Court In 2016, the CJEU indicated that it didn't share the opinion of the Hungarian legislator, when it decided that...

The fall of freedom of expression or a revolution in the fight for truth:...

Following the 2016 US presidential election campaign, a significant concern has been the effect of false stories - “fake news” - circulated on social...

France is “stepping up its game” with the adoption of new esports regulatory rules

Whilst France officially recognised esports as a national sport in 2016, two recent decrees (adopted on 9 May 2017) constitute a significant milestone in the materialisation of...

How could blockchain technology disrupt the music industry?

What is a blockchain? At its core, a blockchain is a distributed database (meaning a database that is not stored centrally, with duplicate copies on thousands of...

eSports and child protection – what should sports bodies be doing?

Sport in the UK that involves children and young people has recently been in the spotlight in relation to allegations of abuse, particularly in the...

Copyright protection for factual compilations in Singapore: creativity alone is not enough

The need for creativity The words "telephone directory" do not normally conjure up any exciting images – except, that is, to a copyright lawyer. Mention...

Alex Norman discusses image rights in China

  Alex Norman, an Associate in Bird & Bird's Corporate and Commercial Group in Hong Kong, discusses Michael "Qiaodan" and image rights in China. This video...

Polish courts find that websites are liable for readers’ comments

The peculiar case of Roman Giertych – an attorney and former deputy prime minister – against the publisher of the tabloid newspaper "Fakt" continues...