Levelling the playing field in Esports – Dutch image rights in games

To mark the occasion of the 2014 Football World Cup in Brazil, the developer of the video game League of Legends ('LoL') introduced four new soccer "skins" (graphics used to change the appearance...

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 from the Call of Duty franchise brought...

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...
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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 battleground" published on twobirds.com.

Esports: Exclusivity in an open ecosystem

The continued growth of esports is seeing rights holders, licensees and fans searching for a new equilibrium between maintaining an open and collaborative esports ecosystem on the one hand; and seeking...
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What’s Trending in Media and Sport: esports

2018 is set to be a key year for esports as the industry continues to grow and mature. Such rapid expansion presents a number of opportunities and challenges from both a...
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What’s Trending in Media and Sport: Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality - or AR - has developed at a rapid rate over the last 5 years. In the video below, Richard and Caroline discuss how businesses can experiment with AR...

What’s Trending in Media and Sport

Change is constant within the media, entertainment and sport industries, and this process has only been accelerated by the influence of digital technologies. These technological advancements have given rise to new...
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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...

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...

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