Tag: Sports

Relevance Of Sports Law In India

The advent of technology and increase in access to the internet mean that sports has been able to reach a wider audience. This has led to the stakeholders drawing more revenue from a wide array of sources – ticket sales, advertisement revenue, broadcasting rights, jersey sales to name a few. Sport constitutes a significant portion … Continue reading Relevance Of Sports Law In India

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Copyrightability of ‘Unique Sports Celebratory Moves’

The sports today are not the same as they were before. The fan following is not only for the sports but also the celebration moves of the team players. Be it Ravindra Jadeja’s ‘sword’ celebration, where he swings his bat in the air or Harpreet Brar’s ‘thigh’ five celebration where is hi-fives his thigh or … Continue reading Copyrightability of ‘Unique Sports Celebratory Moves’

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Trademarking Sportsperson Celebration Moves

Sports have always been a component of human culture. Modern sports have been recorded as long back as 2000 BCE. The inaugural Olympic Games in Greece in 776 BCE aided the global development of competitive sports. Sports have grown in prominence throughout time. For example, when the Persians invaded Greece, Athens had problems assembling its … Continue reading Trademarking Sportsperson Celebration Moves

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Decoding The Civil Liability In Case Of Sports Injury: The Case Of Fulham Football Club Vs Jones

With the ever-increasing commercialization of sports & media and their promotion, the rising number of major injuries sustained by athletes while participating in sports has become a more pressing issue. Athletes should consider the risks associated with sports, how they can mitigate those risks, and what would be the potential liability if the athlete’s actions … Continue reading Decoding The Civil Liability In Case Of Sports Injury: The Case Of Fulham Football Club Vs Jones

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Bruises in the Rink – The Backstage Horrors of Figure Skating

Figure Skating can be best described as a sport in which athletes engage in artistic performances while skating on ice, which include jumps, spins, lifts, intricate footwork, and other freestyle movements. Although popular in the developed world, the sport enjoys unusual limelight, to say the least. It gains traction every four years, during the Winter … Continue reading Bruises in the Rink – The Backstage Horrors of Figure Skating

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Sports and Ambush Marketing

Ambush marketing is basically a practice in which a rival company or brand attempts to promote its products with another event that already has sponsors. It is simply a situation in which rival associates itself with an event unofficially to breach the full exposure of the sponsors. It’s a form of marketing strategy done by … Continue reading Sports and Ambush Marketing

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Tax Laws For Non Residents Professional Athletes

INTRODUCTION Top level athletes competing in various sports earn millions of dollars in wages. Just like a normal wage earner, they are entitled to pay their dues to the government. Earning extraordinary wages also leads to extraordinary tax payments. Cristiano Ronaldo –a top level athlete decided to join Juventus F.C., one of Italy’s leading football … Continue reading Tax Laws For Non Residents Professional Athletes

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Regulating Something Which Cannot be Stopped: Taking the Concept of British Gambling Commission Forward in a Gambling-Prone India

Gambling today is not per se legal in India, but the very fact that none of the gambling legislations define the term “gambling”, have made the entire scenario obscure and has called for regulations considering the immense potential of the gambling industry to fetch revenues. Though there have been recommendations from the law commission to … Continue reading Regulating Something Which Cannot be Stopped: Taking the Concept of British Gambling Commission Forward in a Gambling-Prone India

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WADA suspends accreditation of NDTL, Again! – Ineffectiveness or lack of discipline?

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) was established in 1999 under the auspices of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), which recognizes the urgent need of action, for the international fight against doping. Though having its roots at IOC, WADA is an independent organization which aims at a doping-free world of sport by harmonizing anti-doping regulations, through … Continue reading WADA suspends accreditation of NDTL, Again! – Ineffectiveness or lack of discipline?

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BCCI Comes Under The Ambit Of NADA; ICC Finally A WADA Compliant, But What Next?

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has finally agreed to come under the ambit of the National Anti-Doping Agency of India (NADA), after resisting for years. Prior to this, BCCI used the services of International Dope Testing Management (IDTM), which is based in Sweden, for collecting samples of cricketers, and then submitting … Continue reading BCCI Comes Under The Ambit Of NADA; ICC Finally A WADA Compliant, But What Next?

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