Sports Law

Protection of personality and intellectual property rights

Martens Rechtsanwälte takes care of protecting the personality and intellectual property rights of its clients. Whether what is at stake is registering a trademark, defending it against unlawful encroachment by third parties (e.g. by means of ambush marketing in connection with sports events) or concluding licence agreements – our team has the necessary know-how to be able to provide comprehensive advice on issues pertaining to intellectual property rights and copyright.

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Notable cases

  • Giving advice to the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) regarding various trademark infringements in connection with the European Basketball Championships
  • Advising an Australian sports goods manufacturer on the enforcement of intellectual property rights in connection with a failed joint venture in Germany
  • Enforcement of personality rights claims, such as those of athletes and officials, against the press and sports bodies