Olympic Athlete Sponsorship Deals and Rule 40

The International Olympic Committee (“IOC”) have relaxed the ban on Olympic athletes lending their name, image or likeness to advertising campaigns around the Olympic Games. The IOC strictly govern advertising and sponsorship around the Olympic Games to prevent over-commercialisation of the Games, promote the focus on an athlete’s performance and, potentially most importantly, protect the…

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Fair dealing gets bowled out

Can copying 8 seconds of a cricket match lasting around 2 hours constitute copyright infringement? According to the High Court of Justice Chancery Division inEngland And Wales Cricket Board Ltd & Anor v Tixdaq & Anor [2016] EWHC 575 (Ch) it can. The case is also noteworthy as a fair dealing defence was ran. Facts…

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Breach of confidence claims against ex-employees

It’s not that unusual for an ex-employee to leave of and start a competing business. many employers rely on thinking that if that ex-employee contacts clients or uses confidential or trade secrets they will definitely be acting cheap jerseys unlawfully, especially if there are contractual conditions which clearly protect the employer. Not necessarily so, especially…

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