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Sports Commerce

The NBA Lockout

By Nandan Kamath Introduction On the 137th day of the National Basketball Association (NBA) labour lockout, the players finally decided to dissolve the National Basketball Player’s Association (NBPA), after attempts to carve an amicable Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) to between the franchise owners and the NBPA proved...

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Regulation of Sports Agents

By Nandan Kamath Introduction A sports agent is a person authorized to act for a professional athlete or sports organisation when dealing with third parties. In theory, a sports agent is merely an intermediary tasked with ensuring that the supply and demand for labour within sport and...

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Minors’ Agreements in Sports

  By Roshan Gopalakrishna Introduction In most legal systems, an agreement between two parties is legally binding and each party is required to honour the terms of the contract. An exception to this general rule occurs when one of the parties to the contract is a minor. To...

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The Right of Publicity and Use of Player Attributes

By Roshan Gopalakrishna The ‘right of publicity’ is a relatively nascent personal right in the Indian context. In brief, the right of publicity is the right of an individual to exercise control over the commercial use of the individual’s name, image, likeness or other distinctive features...

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Sponsorship Contracts – Reasonableness of Contractual Restraints

By Roshan Gopalakrishna and Vidya Narayanaswamy In this article, we describe and summarise the current state of Indian law in relation to the reasonableness of certain contractual restraints that are conventionally included in sponsorship agreements. Contractual restraints can include within their ambit terms which provide right or...

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Understanding Ambush Marketing

By Nandan Kamath [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVGg0txhBQo&w=420&h=315] Major sporting events present an unparalleled platform for companies to gain worldwide visibility. However, given the grand scale on which these events are organised, it is not unusual to find a number of companies seeking to align themselves with these events without...

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