Obtained Judgment in Landmark Case for London Marathon
Acted on behalf of London Marathon Events Limited in a landmark case brought against a Russian athlete who earned a marathon title but was later suspended by the Russian Athletic Federation following abnormalities detected in her biological passport.
Advised London & Surrey Cycling Partnership in U.K.’s Largest-Ever Mass Participation Cycling Event
Advised a joint venture in relation to the establishment of the U.K.'s largest-ever mass participation cycling event. Advised on the bidding and tendering process, delivery partner agreement, venue hire agreements and broadcasting media rights deals, and continue to draft and negotiate all sponsorship and supplier agreements.
Commercial Program and Events Counsel for the London Marathon
Advised the London Marathon on all aspects of their commercial program and all related events, including sponsorship and supplier agreements.
COVID-19 Event Cancellation and Postponement for The All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon, London Marathon, London & Surrey Cycling Partnership, W Series Limited and Others
Advised in all legal matters resulting from the cancellations of a tennis grand slam tournament, mass-participation cycling event and W Series Limited, and postponement of the London Marathon.
IP, Commercial and Contractual Counsel to The All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon
Provided onsite assistance to a private tennis club in England during a major, prestigious tennis tournament, in relation to brand protection and ticketing. Advise the club year-round on a full range of commercial, contractual and intellectual property matters.
Title Sponsorship for the London Marathon
Represented global marathon event in the drafting and negotiating of a title sponsorship agreement.
Trade Mark Protection for The All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon
Successfully advised The All England Lawn Tennis Club in registering green and purple as colour trade marks in the United Kingdom, which further protected and enhanced Wimbledon’s historic and iconic intellectual property.
Various Commercial Contracts Including Ticketing Terms for UEFA’s EURO 2020 Tournament
Represented Union des Associations Européennes de Football (UEFA)in relation to sales agency agreements and ticketing terms and conditions for an international football tournament.
Representation in Connection with Professional Athletic League and Related Sports Injuries Class Action
Represented companies offering claims services and non-recourse loans to class members against allegations of impropriety by nationwide class counsel in connection with a professional athletic league and related sports injuries class action.
Filed Trademarks for Retirement Plan Provider in Naming of Major Sports Stadium
Served as IP counsel to a retirement plan provider related to their involvement in purchasing naming rights to a major U.S. sports stadium. Provided counsel on and filed for trademark protection of names and logos following multi-year deal.
Multimillion-Dollar Venture Capital Investment into Gaming Technology Company
Advised an investor on a multimillion-dollar venture capital investment into a mobile sports gaming company.
$1 Billion-Plus Rights Deal for MLB Team
Assisted client, a Major League Baseball team, in closing a more than $1 billion rights deal with a major cable sports network. The deal ensures more than 150 regular season games will be aired on the network through 2032.
Dismissal of Claims for Wrongful Death of Professional Hockey Player
Secured a dismissal of claims against a national sports association for lack of personal jurisdiction in an action for the wrongful death of a professional hockey player that was upheld on a writ by the Missouri Court of Appeals.
Negotiation of International Merchandise Licenses Opposite Major Names in Sports and Entertainment
Represented licensees and licensors of proprietary intellectual property for use in the manufacture of various products. Negotiated international merchandise licenses opposite major professional sporting leagues, players’ unions, film and television studios, animation studios, gaming companies, athletes and recording artists.
Advised on Sporting Organisation Restructuring
Advised the board of a sporting services and tournament organisation in connection with its restructuring.
Obtained High Court Injunctions Related to Major Sporting Event Ticketing Sales
Obtained numerous urgent prohibitory High Court injunctions in relation to the unauthorised sale of tickets to major sporting events including the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, Premier League football games and international rugby matches.
Negotiation of Promotional, Sponsorship Agreements for Co-branded Products
Represented international brands in the consumer products and entertainment industries, as well as not-for-profits, in negotiating promotional and sponsorship agreements for co-branded products at large-scale venues and events around the world. Adverse parties have included international performing artists and some of the world’s largest food and beverage brands.
Intellectual Property Litigation Dispute for World-Renowned Music Legend
Acted for a world-renowned global recording artist who instructed AT to take action in the U.K. to protect the artist’s intellectual property rights. The case concerned a claim against an individual who was committing a number of infringements against the recording artist’s intellectual property, including infringing the artist’s copyright and trade mark rights. Dispute was successfully resolved at an early stage on confidential terms.
Representation of Authors, Publishers in Publishing and Licensing Agreements
Represented up-and-coming authors, including a major U.S. comic book publisher, in the negotiation of publishing and license agreements.
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