Why Choose Us?
In This Section
- Player/athlete contracts
- Player breaches
- Manager contracts
- Club contracts
- Club breaches
- Agent representation agreements
- Kit and sportswear disputes
- Intellectual Property disputes
- Commission disputes
- HMRC issues
- Licensing, media and broadcasting
- Regulatory and governance issues
- Sports marketing
- Central contracts in cricket
Intellectual Property Disputes
Blackstone Solicitors provides legal advice on matters relating to intellectual property disputes across a variety of sports.
Theft of intellectual property (IP) occurs when someone uses your intellectual property without your consent and for whatever reason. Laws protect intellectual property rights, such as patents, trademarks, and copyrights. If you have the necessary safeguards, you may seek for monetary damages.
Intellectual Property assets are generally considered to be among the most important assets of a club or player, and as a result, the number of conflicts that have arisen in the sector has increased dramatically, and the applicable area of law is frequently evolving and frequently complex.
We can provide all the expert legal assistance you need in dealing with an Intellectual property dispute and have considerable experience in this area of law.
We place huge emphasis on getting things done properly and efficiently. This is especially true when providing legal advice concerning intellectual property disputes. We will comprehensively ensure all the necessary obligations for each party are properly analysed along with any potential breaches.
Regardless of the monetary value of any potential infringement or the size or nature of the club, our solicitors have the experience and specialist knowledge to help you achieve an outcome that is both fair and beneficial. We will take the time to make sure you fully understand your rights and the implications of a breach.
“I had both conveyancing and litigation work carried out by Sara and Niall, the service all round was excellent. Would highly recommend!”
– Rajiv Joshi
Why Legal Help is Important
At Blackstone, we can help to ensure your intellectual property rights are protected and give you the very best chance of achieving the outcome you are looking for. IP rights can often be complex and detailed, and it is therefore imperative that you seek expert legal help to ensure any contract you sign, is suitable and correct. Regardless of this, disputes can still occur.
We provide various services for sports clubs and businesses involved in intellectual property disputes including advising on any agreements, making sure everything is checked thoroughly and is in the client’s best interests.
We can advise on various areas related to these agreements including;
- Image rights
- Rights protection
- Anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy
- Media rights – fair use
Get in Touch
Find out more about our services and how our sports solicitors can help you and your career by getting in touch today. Simply call us on 0330 808 0849 or complete our online enquiry form and a member of the team will call you back at a convenient time.
We are able to help individuals throughout the North West as well as the rest of the UK and internationally from our offices in Cheshire and London.