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    A minefield for legal disputes? Model names on websites


    Does your online store conform to trademark rules? Our legal expert shares a cautionary tale.

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    Changes in UEFA women’s football and futsal


    The UEFA’s Executive Committee has settled on an 18-club Women’s Champions League (up from 16), with three home matches, three away matches and knockout rounds. It is also establishing a second European competition for women’s clubs. These changes will be in effect for the 2025/26 season. For the women, as ...

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    New £30 million fund to support grassroots women’s football in the UK


    The UK Department for Culture, Media and Sport and The Football Association (FA) have announced a £30 million (€35m) fund for grassroots football in England. The Government is providing £25 million (€29.2m) in funding while The FA is contributing £5 million (€5.8m). The fund was inspired by England’s women’s national ...

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    French Alps and Salt Lake City sole candidates for 2030 and 2034 Winter Games


    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has confirmed that the French Alps and Salt Lake City, Utah (US) are the sole candidates (“Preferred Hosts”) for the 2030 and 2034 Winter and Paralympic Olympic Games. The IOC will now start more detailed discussions with the National Olympic Committees (NOCs) of the two ...

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    WFSGI to tackle physical inactivity with new strategic plan for the sporting goods industry


    The World Federation of Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) unveiled a strategic plan at ISPO Munich 2023. The aim is to take on the historically high rate of physical inactivity.

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    Asics works on enhancing personalization and data protection compliance


    Asics has selected Boston-based pure-play customer data platform (CDP) BlueConic to reimagine how it engages with customers. The move will empower the Asics team to support a growing number of personalization projects while remaining compliant with consumer data privacy regulations around the globe. With operations across the Americas, Europe, the ...

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    England and Wales Cricket Board signs up to the UN’s Sports for Climate Action Framework


    The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has launched its new Environmental Sustainability Plan for Cricket. The national governing body has identified three priorities for action across the game in England and Wales: Tackling climate change, managing resources, and protecting and enhancing the natural environment. As part of this broader ...

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    HanesBrands receives $20.5 million insurance compensation for 2022 ransomware attack


    HanesBrands Inc. has received $20.5 million in insurance compensation for the 2022 ransomware attack that cost the company around $100 million in global sales. The apparel manufacturer disclosed the insurance payout in its third-quarter regulatory filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), as the payment represents compensation for ...

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    FESI welcomes EU Council’s latest steps towards gender equality in sports


    The Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry (FESI) has welcomed the steps taken by the European Council in recognizing the importance of gender equality in sport, calling it a “significant stride” towards the implementation of the recommendations set forth in FESI’s StrongHer manifesto. FESI commended the Council for its ...

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    Norwegian Supreme Court rejects appeal: Rottefella wins patent dispute


    Source: Rottefella Torstein Myklebostad, CEO of Rottefella After Rottefella was victorious last summer in a patent lawsuit against Amer Sports and its Salomon and Atomic brands, the Norwegian Supreme Court has now rejected Amer’s appeal, bringing the long-standing patent dispute over an adjustable cross-country ski binding system ...

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    IOC president meets with UN secretary-general


    The president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, met with the United Nations (UN) secretary-general António Guterres on Nov. 20 before presenting the Olympic Truce draft resolution to the UN. The two leaders discussed the current issues in the world’s geopolitical situation, and both stressed the contribution of ...

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    France announces physical activity and sport as 2024’s “Grande Cause Nationale”


    Each year since 1977, the French Prime Minister has awarded the official label “Grande Cause Nationale” (great national cause) to a public interest campaign implemented by an organization or a group of associations, which will receive assistance and publicity throughout the year. The theme changes every year. For the first ...

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    French business network Medef appoints a co-President for its Paris 2024 committee


    Medef (Mouvement des Entreprises de France), the leading network of entrepreneurs in the country, has appointed Fabien Gilot as co-president of the organization’s committee for the Paris 2024 Olympics. Gilot will join forces with Dominique Carlac’h, who was already at the committee’s helm and will now share responsibilities with him. ...

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    Power outage costs TGL a stroke


    TGL, the new golf league we reported on about a week ago, finds itself in the rough. The league was set to make its debut this coming January with some serious pros in on its six teams, but a power outage has collapsed an air-supported dome on its playing grounds, ...

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    Pilar Alegría will head sports in Spain’s new cabinet


    Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced on Nov. 21 his new cabinet, which includes a reshuffling of some portfolios. Pilar Alegría, who has been at the helm of the Ministry for Education and Vocational Training since 2021, will continue heading the education system but has now gained an additional sports ...

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    BSI voice support for sustainable EU supply chain laws


    The German Sporting Goods Association (BSI) has voiced its support for the ambitious EU supply chain law, the EU Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD), advocating for more impact-oriented sustainability legislation. “As an industry, we are open to appropriate, ambitious and impact-oriented sustainability legislation and advocate binding sustainability standards at ...

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    Tiger Woods team rounds out the TGL six


    Tiger Woods will be fielding a golf team come January, according to Front Office Sports. Along with David Blitzer, who has stakes in a variety of professional sports clubs in the US and Europe, Woods is founding a franchise – the last of six – in the new TGL league, ...

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    Padel players association complains to the FIP


    The Professional Padel Association (PPA) has taken issue with the manner in which the International Padel Federation (FIP) is handling its tournaments. In a press release on its website, the PPA alleges “irregularities” in player draws and in the allotment of points and prize money. For instance, in the recent ...

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    BSI officially voices support for ECHA’s planned PFAS ban


    The Federal Association of the German Sporting Goods Industry (BSI) has officially voiced its support for the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)’s planned ban on PFAS. Since February 2023, the ECHA has had a proposal on the restriction of the use of perfluorinated and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS), a group that ...

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    Another prospective Olympic host throws its beret into the ring


    France has bid to host the Winter Olympics in 2030, as many outlets are reporting. As with the recent bid from Switzerland, the host is no single city but, instead, a group of regions coordinating their efforts and presenting a single project. The regions in question are Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and Sud/Provence-Alpes-Côte ...