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European E-Commerce Markets: Competition Initiatives for 2018

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

Summary - As part of the EU’s Digital Single Market initiative, the European Commission has been working to identify potential competition concerns affecting European e-commerce markets. The Commission suspects that...more

An Uphill Battle Protecting Fashion Designs In Nigeria and Abroad

Growing frustration in the fashion community regarding weak or non-existent intellectual property laws has finally caught the attention of some nations. Nigeria is one nation that currently is trying to alleviate this...more

Esports Insights and Trends - Staying current with emerging developments in the booming esports industry ...

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Leveraging its long history and extensive experience in all aspects of the sports arena, the Foley Sports Industry Team is actively immersed in the booming esports industry. Our Esports Insights and Trends will be a recurring...more

Japan Integrated Resorts Update

by DLA Piper on

Where have we come since December 15, 2016, when the Japanese National Diet passed the Integrated Resort Promotion Act (IRPA), which is the basic framework legislation for integrated resorts (IRs) and the introduction of...more

Danger in the Korean Peninsula: Ambush marketing and the Olympic Games

by Smart & Biggar on

For a few weeks every two years, the Summer and Winter Olympic Games offer brand owners and advertisers the opportunity to reach billions of people in hundreds of countries. The Summer Games in Rio 2016 reached a television...more

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Gears up for Super Bowl LII

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has been preparing for more than one year for security at this year’s Super Bowl. In coordination with the Department of Defense, other federal agencies, and local law enforcement, CBP’s...more

More Plus than Minus: Examining the NHL’s Decision to Skip the Winter Olympics

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

To repurpose a quote attributed to the late Olympic ice hockey player and head coach Herb Brooks for the 2018 Olympic ice hockey tournament, the name on the front of the jersey is definitely going to be more important or at...more

The Gaming industry in South Africa

by Dentons on

Since 2013 the video game industry has been competing against the film industry, growing its global revenues and job creation each year. The video game industry has developed into a lucrative commercial market, demanding...more

Esports Insights and Trends - January 2018

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Leveraging its long history and extensive experience in all aspects of the sports arena, the Foley Sports Industry Team is actively immersed in the booming esports industry. Our Esports Insights and Trends will be a recurring...more

Why Hollywood Movies Are Losing Market Share in China

Wu Jing, the director and star of Chinese smash hit “Wolf Warrior II,” has been pressing the flesh around Los Angeles in recent months to build buzz for the film ahead of this year’s Oscars, whose nominees will be unveiled...more

Fourth Circuit Finally Rules On Washington Redskins Trademark Case

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

In what may be the final installment of a series of blog posts related to the Lanham Act’s disparaging trademark ban and its effect on the Washington Redskins’ trademarks, the Fourth Circuit finally issued a decision in the...more

“Building an Art Market 2.0”—Responsible Art Market Initiative Event February 2, 2018 in Geneva

by Sullivan & Worcester on

Readers of the Art Law Report will know that we have regularly touted the collaborative efforts of the Art Law Centre of the University of Geneva, the Fondation pour le Droit d’Art (Art Law Foundation), and now the...more

Second Circuit Affirms “Fractional Licensing” Decision

by Brooks Pierce on

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled this week that the ASCAP and BMI antitrust consent decrees do not prohibit “fractional licensing” of songs. Fractional licensing means that if there are non-ASCAP or non-BMI...more

Ninth Circuit Weighs In On Scope of Identifiable Information under VPPA

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

On November 29, 2017, the Ninth Circuit added to an existing circuit split that has emerged regarding the definition of “personally identifiable information” under the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA). The Ninth Circuit...more

High-stakes: Securing successful entry into the Integrated Resort market in Japan

by White & Case LLP on

Integrated resort ("IR") sites are mixed-use properties which house gaming areas (casinos), hotels, restaurants, shopping facilities and other attractions within the same self-contained facility. The legislative developments...more

Closed List Arbitrator Appointments: A Case Study

by WilmerHale on

The Selection of international arbitrators is one of the most important aspects of the arbitral process. Established methods span from the selection of arbitrators by agreement between the parties to the selection by...more

Sport Now: DLA Piper's Media, Sport and Entertainment sector magazine

by DLA Piper on

We've collated articles from a wide variety of countries to provide you with an overview of what's pertinent in the sector in your country and to show how this compares to sector in other parts of the world. This edition...more

Data and sporting integrity - the key issues to consider

by DLA Piper on

I spoke at Sportel in October about data issues in relation to the regulation of sport, particularly in relation to betting integrity. The topic raises a number of knotty issues...more

The Evolving Global Theatrical Stage

Movies may be the United States’ most powerful export. The U.S. is still the leading film market by box office revenue worldwide. From the early 20th century to the turn of the 21st, Hollywood films represented the majority...more

The Legality of Loot Boxes – Update

We recently blogged on legal issues with loot boxes as a game mechanic, and some of the scrutiny to which they are being subjected. The debate continues on whether loot boxes are an illegal gambling mechanic, but at least for...more

Something’s Rotten in Düsseldorf—Max Stern Exhibition Cancelled in Response to Restitution Claim

by Sullivan & Worcester on

As Germany puts on the much-anticipated exhibition in Bonn of Cornelius Gurlitt’s disputed collection, a strange story has developed not too far away in Düsseldorf. The Stadtmuseum, which is administered by the city itself,...more

Russian Lawmakers Move to Be Able to Ban Use of VPNs and Similar Access Tools

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Russia has adopted a new law further toughening the country’s Internet-blocking regime and introducing a number of restrictive measures applicable to intermediaries providing access to blocked websites, IT networks, and...more

Call It What You Want. Just Don’t Call It Copyright Infringement.

by Weintraub Tobin on

A demand letter is a formal way of telling someone, “now we got bad blood.” Recently, a Northern California blogger received a demand letter in which Taylor Swift threatened to sue the blogger. In so many words, the blogger...more

YouTube Protected by CDA Immunity over Claims That It Provided Material Support to Terrorists

Following the reasoning of several past decisions, a California district court dismissed claims against Google under the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA), 18 U.S.C. § 2333, for allegedly providing “material support” to ISIS by...more

“The Cosby Show” Producer Demands BBC Foot The Bill For Using Show Clips In Documentary Exposé

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Former American icon Bill Cosby has been accused of sexually assaulting at least sixty women over five decades, according to Time Magazine. But the Carsey-Werner Company, which produced Cosby’s hit sitcom “The Cosby Show”,...more

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