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Fantasy Football: The Legal Reality
Ernest DelBuono on Aviation
Jack Deschauer on Government Investigations
Social Networking: New Risks & Opportunities at Work
Inside NFL's Jaguars Owner's Fulham FC Purchase
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Porn Copyright Trolls Receive Punitive Sanctions
Yankees' Lawyer on Manchester City MLS Partnership
Patent Series: Protecting inventions
Trademark Series: Use-based trademark protection
Trademark Series: Protecting your mark from becoming generic
Trademark Series: Matching your commercial strategy
Trademark Series: Building a global brand
Harlem Shake's Copyright Issues
Why Did Godzilla & James Bond Need Congress' Protection?
Jeff Ifrah on the Historic Legalization of Online Gaming in New Jersey
New Happy Birthday Song, Copyright-Free
As part of his Autumn Statement, George Osborne has today announced that – subject to State aid approval – with effect from April 2014, the rate of film tax credit will be 25% on the first £20 million of qualifying core...more
The European Commission approved with its resolution as of 16 July 2008 the Hungarian film support schemes until 31 December 2013. Under this scheme a tax payer who provides support for film production which complies with...more
The Michigan Gaming Control Board (“MGCB”) released the revenue and wagering tax data for September 2013 for the three Detroit, Michigan commercial casinos. The three Detroit commercial casinos posted a collective 6.8%...more
Following a consultation process which commenced in May this year, the Government has approved the repeal of the Social Security (Categorisation of Earners) Regulations 1978 to the extent they relate to entertainers, with...more
Moliere once said, “Of all the noises known to man, opera is the most expensive.”
In Knapik-Sztramko v. The Queen (2013-799(IT)I, October 17, 2013), the Tax Court of Canada managed to reduce some of that cost, at least...more
On September 10, 2013, in Cencast L.P. v. United States, 112 AFTR 2d 2013-xxxx (CA Fed. Cir. 2013), the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled that Cencast Services, L.P., and a number of other...more
Do You Know What Day It Is? The Risks and Benefits of the Animal Spokesperson
by Dan Brecher on October 9, 2013
Does Grumpy Cat have more Twitter followers than your business? If so, maybe it’s time for an animal...more
On 3 October 2013, and as a result of the country´s evaluation meeting with Troika, the Portuguese Government announced that it will legalize the online gambling market, in order to increase tax revenues....more
Atari Files Reorganization Plan to Exit Bankruptcy
by Joel R. Glucksman on October 4, 2013
Video-game maker Atari, Inc. has filed a reorganization plan in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Manhattan with the support of its...more
EA Sports Enters Into Settlement Agreement With College Athletes
by Anthony Caruso on October 2, 2013
Video game producer Electronic Arts Sports and Collegiate Licensing Company have agreed to pay out roughly $40...more
In this Issue:-
1. Legal Alert – Case Law – Hotel Regulations – States or Federal Government Authority
2. Disclaimer Notice.
3. Copyright Notice.
On the 9th day of July 2013, the Supreme Court of...more
In Radonjic v. The Queen (2013 FC 916), the taxpayer brought an application for judicial review of the CRA’s refusal to make certain adjustments to the taxpayer’s tax returns after the normal reassessment period had...more
The approval of Italian sportsbetting regulations allowing the offering of bets and events not included in the official schedule issued by the regulator (the so called “palinsesto ufficiale”) had been by operators as a...more
“Johnny Football” Manziel had an amazing game against Alabama this past weekend. There is no doubt he is one of the greatest ever to play college football....more
In This Issue:
- WILL GAMING EXPANSION IN NEIGHBORING OHIO “SPUR” KENTUCKY TO STOP “HORSING AROUND” ON THE ISSUE?
Well before Governor Beshear took office in 2008, the Commonwealth of Kentucky had been...more
Will D.J. Fluker, Luther Davis Controversy Have Wider Implications for Sports Agent Laws in Certain States?
by Anthony Caruso on September 18, 2013
In the aftermath of an exclusive Yahoo! Sports report, which implicates...more
ESPN reported in August that Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel “…agreed to sign memorabilia in exchange for a five-figure flat fee during his trip to Miami for the Discover BCS National Championship.”
Of course the...more
The European Parliament today published its Report on online gambling in the internal market calling for a balanced and EU compliant approach when regulating the market.
The European Parliament Resolution contains more...more
The Italian gaming market has suffered a period of high tension today when the Italian Parliament has approved a motion instructing the Goverment to urgently ban for 12 months both online gaming and land-based gaming systems...more
Top gambling regulatory developments in August.
With Australia’s federal election set to be held on 7 September 2013 and press reports claiming that leader of the Opposition, Tony Abbott, will...more
In This Issue:
- “RESERVATION SHOPPING” CIRCA 2013:
The term “reservation shopping” has been coined by various anticasino groups, some local governments, and even some gaming tribes to disparage efforts of...more
NCAA’s Request to Delay O’Bannon Lawsuit Causes More Complex Litigation
by Anthony Caruso on August 30, 2013
The National Collegiate Athletic Association has petitioned a federal court to delay the
Ed O'Bannon lawsuit...more
€ 2.5 bn aggregate fines issued against Italian videolottery operators are likely to be settled with the payment of around € 600 M according to recent statements from the Italian Government....more
In the 2012 Budget, the UK government announced its intention to tax remote gambling on a point of consumption basis. A consultation ran from 5 April 2012 until 28 June 2012 whereby operators, suppliers and other interested...more
National Ambulatory Services Firm Seeks Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection
by Joel R. Glucksman on August 16, 2013
Rural/Metro, an ambulance and fire protection services company, announced it has filed for Chapter 11...more