Legal

FOOTBALL SUPERSTAR LIONEL MESSI has won a nine-year legal battle to register his name as a trademark, with the European Union's top court ruling in his favour.

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) in Luxembourg dismissed an appeal moved by a Spanish cycling company Massi and the EU’s Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) over trademark rights related to his logo.

The Barcelona footballer first applied to trademark his surname as a sportswear brand in 2011.

Sep 18, 2020 17:09
NEW DELHI: In a relief to the Centre and the Indian Olympic Association (IOA), the Supreme Court on Thursday said the Centre need not seek the consent of the Delhi High Court before granting recognition to various sports federations under the National Sports Code.
Sep 18, 2020 16:09
MUMBAI: Emerging Media Sporting Holding - the parent company that owns Rajasthan Royals and second-highest shareholder of the three stakeholders that own the Indian Premer League franchise - is reportedly set to increase its stake in the franchise by 13.4%, through a proposed all-cash deal worth $26 million (Rs 1.9+ billion), pending BCCI approval.
Sep 17, 2020 18:09
MUMBAI: Sportradar, the world’s leading supplier of sports integrity solutions and sports data products, has signed an agreement with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to support its Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) in monitoring and safeguarding the integrity of matches during the Indian Premier League (IPL) this season.
Sep 17, 2020 17:09
THE FORMER HEAD of global athletics, Lamine Diack, was on Wednesday found guilty by a French court of corruption in covering up Russian doping cases and sentenced to four years in prison, of which two years were suspended. 
Sep 16, 2020 18:09
JOHANNESBURG: Cricket South Africa will be losing out on its ODI sponsor Momentum, whose contract is set to expire in 2021. Momentum is currently unhappy with the current state of affairs at CSA regarding governance and other reputational issues and as a result, it has decided to back out from being the sponsor, said a report from ANI.
Sep 15, 2020 15:09
NEW DELHI: The All India Gaming Federation (AIGF) has reinforced its resolve towards responsible gaming through its skill games charter ahead of the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL).
Sep 14, 2020 19:09
MUMBAI: The seven-year ban from the game imposed on him by the BCCI has officially come to an end and the Indian speedster S Sreesanth has declared himself free to play from Monday. With nowhere to play, the 37-year-old says he had even contemplated announcing his retirement in the last few days. 
Sep 14, 2020 17:09
BENGALURU: Spartan Group has elevated Amin Rozani to the position of Group CEO. 
Sep 14, 2020 16:09
MUMBAI: Sports technology company Dream Sports, which has fantasy sports platform Dream11, multisports aggregator platform FanCode and sports accelerator program DreamX in its portfolio, has raised $225 million in primary and secondary investment led by Tiger Global Management, TPG Tech Adjacencies (TTAD), ChrysCapital and Footpath Ventures at a reported valuation of over $2.5 billion.
Sep 11, 2020 19:09
MUMBAI: The Board of Control for Cricket in India, acting true to form when it comes to best practices, due process and governance principles, has indefinitely postponed its Annual General Meeting, which was required to be held before September 30.