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VIDEO: Event Report – Esports BAR in Cannes

The twice-annual conference brings together key stakeholders from across the esports industry for three days of meetings, seminars and networking. The video below sees Will and Craig explore some of the key...

The EU Settlement Agreement: the answer to the Free Movement Dilemma?

The EU Settlement Scheme In order to continue living and working in the UK after Brexit, EU nationals and their family members will need to apply under the EU Settlement Scheme (the...

Technology changing sport: Mechanical doping

In recent years, mechanical doping has been a high profile issue in the sport of cycling. Mechanical doping, or 'technological fraud' as the Union Cycliste Internationale ('UCI') refers to it, involves...

Wearable Tech in Elite Sport

What's special about wearable tech in elite sport? Wearable tech in the consumer market has traditionally seen wrist worn devices that can monitor performance, often in the form of fitness trackers and...

Technology changing sport part II: Challenging on-field decisions based on video technology

In recent years, the use of technology to assist the on-field decision-making of referees and umpires has increased dramatically. In recent weeks, contentious decisions and faulty video-imaging have meant that the...

Jess Varnish Employment Tribunal Decision explained

The judgment passed down by the Tribunal on 16 January 2019 has widespread ramifications for athlete funding, and provides some degree of certainty for sports governing bodies and athletes over their...

Part 2 – Let the games begin: German IP law in the world of...

In this article, the second of a two part series (see Part 1 here), we consider trade mark law, unfair competition laws and virtual domiciliary rights. III. Trade mark law The use of trade marks...

Is HK9 the new CR7? Footballers and trade marks; who will be distinctive by...

In a recent ruling of the European General Court, Lionel Messi has followed in the footsteps of Wayne Rooney, Jamie Oliver and Nigella Lawson in successfully obtaining a trade mark for...

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 supported the organisation of a large international...

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 context of historical abuse. All sports bodies should...

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Jess Varnish Employment Tribunal Decision explained

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