Sports Law, Copyright & Trademarks

Newcastle, Durham, Sunderland, Northumberland & North East areas

Sports law involves the legal issues at play in the worlds of both amateur and professional sport.

Although now a distinct area of law, it draws in particular on employment, contract, competition, commercial and intellectual property, public and tort law.

We can advise on large sponsorship agreements, merchandising, endorsements and even football transfers. We can also advise on regulatory and disciplinary issues, e.g. where players/individuals or clubs are in breach of sports laws or regulations.

We can cover a number of relevant industry disciplines, including:

  • Discrimination in sport; 
  • Doping cases; 
  • Commercial agreements (including media, sponsorship and image rights); 
  • Players’ contracts and transfers; 
  • Sports arbitration (domestic and international) and litigation; 
  • Disciplinary; and 
  • Employment (including discrimination claims and settlement agreements).
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