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Compensation for the Commercial Use of Footballer Names

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Schumaker Loop & Kendrick – The lawsuit against the NCAA over whether Division I men’s basketball and football players can be compensated for the commercial use of their names, images and likenesses came to an abrupt end on Monday as the U.S. Supreme Court denied petitions by both O’Bannon and the NCAA to review the …

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Pokémon Go And The World of Augmented World of Legal Liability Concerns

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Pillsbury – We predicted last year that 2016 would be the year of Pokémon. This prophecy came true last week within just two days of the Pokémon Go launch. The location-based augmented reality mobile game/app quickly surpassed Tinder in daily users and neared Twitter’s totals (and as of yesterday, surpassed them), with its users spending …

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Pay Disparity By Gender in Sport – The Win/Lose Fight

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Shipman & Goodwin – On March 31, 2016, came word that members of the U.S. National Women’s Soccer Team are filing a discrimination complaint against the U.S. Soccer Federation on the grounds that they are paid less than their male counterparts. According to press reports, “the filing, citing figures from the USSF’s 2015 financial report, …

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Worldwide Trends in Sport

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Navex Global – To help prepare compliance professionals for the year ahead, we’ve talked with industry experts, our colleagues at NAVEX Global, and ethics and compliance professionals from our more than 12,500 client organizations to gather insights on the top issues and trends that will impact compliance programs in 2016. We’ll share each of the …

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The Sports Industry 2015: A Year of Unprecedented Change

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 K&L Gates – We could not let the dust settle on 2015 without recapping the monumental upheaval the sports industry has experienced this year. ] Not since Rupert Murdoch unearthed sport as a commercial “battering ram” for distribution platforms in his address to the News Corp AGM in 1996 and the English Premier League consummated …

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