Publicity on the Pitch? Football Superstars vs EA Sports
This article was co-authored by myself and my colleague, trainee lawyer Alexander Dimitrov. It was originally published on our law firm's website on 10 December 2020. To what extent does an individual footballer actually ‘own’ his or her image rights? Could a footballer object to the
A Step Too Far? Fifa takes down celebratory World Cup dance video
This story was first published for the 1709 Blog, where I regularly write about copyright law in entertainment, technology and media. The World Cup is the largest single sporting event on Earth, with nearly half the world’s population tuning in. With England’s (somewhat surprisingly!) good run up to the
Fair Play to use FIFA trade marks on social media?
This weekend, together with millions of others around the world, I watched Iceland make its World Cup debut against Argentina. Iceland, the smallest nation to ever qualify for the World Cup, is a special country for me, not least because my husband and were married