BREAKING NEWS: Supreme Court rules that trademark owners must indemnify ISPs for costs of...

Background to the dispute This case concerns injunctions to block customers of ISPs from accessing websites advertising counterfeit versions of goods designed, manufactured and...

Restrictive covenants in M&A; protecting the goodwill of your business

Such covenants are designed to prevent the sellers from forming or working in a competitive business that may diminish the goodwill and know-how of...

Winner winner copycat dinner – IP protection of battle royale game mechanics

The announcement of the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 on 12 October 2018 was greeted with international fanfare. The previous release...

Czech Data Protection Authority issues warning on marketing communications, consent, and databases acquired from...

What is the issue? Under the current Czech legislation, electronic contact details may be used for marketing communications only with users' prior consent (opt-in), or...

ACCC Digital Platforms Inquiry Submissions Released

On 3 May 2018, the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) published 57 submissions to its inquiry into digital platforms. As discussed in our...

Esports: how will an esports federation become the sole governing body of the sport...

Esports on an upwards trajectory in Hungary Hungary is no exception to the quickly spreading worldwide esports phenomenon. As an example, the Hungarian government substantially...

Naruto the Macaque’s 3 year legal journey has come to an end in a...

The story starts seven years ago, on the Indonesian Island of Sulawesi, where the wildlife photographer David Slater left his tripod unmanned in the...

PASPA Repeal: What does it mean for the American sports betting market?

Background On 14 May 2018 the United States Supreme Court paved the way for individual states to introduce legislation permitting sports betting if they so...
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Esports Disputes: Choosing your battleground

Your web browser does not support iframes, which means that the video cannot play.   For further detail please see Jamie's article "Esports Disputes: Choosing your...

BREAKING NEWS: Government to reduce maximum stakes on FOBTs from £100 to £2, and...

The decision follows advice published by the Gambling Commission in March 2018 aimed at reducing the risks that consumers face from gambling. While this decision...