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Navigating the NIL landscape may have student-athletes in compliance overload

Part 2 in the series “The Wild West of name, image, and likeness: Be prepared when the dust settles.” 

The long anticipated National Collegiate Athletic Association policy, which allows college athletes to earn money from their name, image and likeness (NIL) went into effect on July 1. As a result of this game-changing policy, college athletes can be paid for the commercial use of their identity in the form of endorsement deals from companies, monetization of their social media presence, earning money through autographed or licensed products like apparel, sports drinks or video games, making personal appearances, and more. Read more…

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Michael O. Fawaz Appointed to the Board of Law Examiners for the State of Michigan

ROYAL OAK, Mich., July 16, 2021 – Howard & Howard attorney Michael O. Fawaz has been nominated by the Michigan Supreme Court to the Board of Law Examiners and appointed to the Board by Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

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Guayaquil congregates virtually 23.000 corporations of the región to the Business Future of the Americas

…BFA 2021, an entrepreneurial event focused in attracting new investments to the región, organized by the Ecuadorian-US Chamber of Commerce of Guayaquil and the Association of Chambers of Commerce of the US, Latin America and the Caribbean (AACCLA). Read more…

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International Lawyers Network Welcomes New Member in Cyprus

The International Lawyers Network (“ILN”) is thrilled to welcome a new member firm, LLPO Law Firm, in Nicosia, Cyprus.

LLPO Law Firm was established at the end of 1999 as the result of two existing law firms merging together. The result of the merger was the creation of one of the first law firms in Cyprus to be founded on the equal partnership model. At the beginning of 2006, LLPO initiated the formal internationalization of its services, launching representative offices in Athens, London, and Bucharest. Today at the core of the firm’s sustainable expansion model lies the client-centric approach and sectoral expertise of its lawyers, in tandem with the ongoing utilization of innovative technology. Through its dedicated legal team, LLPO provides services in all major areas of the law with a particular focus on Corporate Services, Financial Services, Litigation, and Advisory.

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Can a Sound Mark be Registered as a Trademark – European Union Court’s Ruling

The General Court of the European Union (“Court”), on July 7, 2021, issued a first ruling1 (refer to the press release here)2 in relation to the registration of a sound sign submitted in an audio format as an EU trademark in the case of Ardagh Metal Beverage Holdings v EUIPO (T-668/19).

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A BRIEF OVERVIEW ON THE BASKETBALL ARBITRAL TRIBUNAL (BAT)

In 2006, the Fédération Internationale de Basketball (“FIBA”) set-up the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (”BAT”) with the aim to establish an independent arbitral tribunal focused on basketball-related disputes, which could deliver decisions in a timely and cost-effective way.  Read more…

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Maintaining Control Over Your Bankruptcy

A recent ruling by Judge Glenn in the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York shows that notwithstanding the U.S. Supreme Court’s In re Jevic decision,[1] structured dismissals of chapter 11 cases are still permissible and in some instances more beneficial to creditors than confirmation of a plan or conversion to a chapter 7 liquidation.

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IAM PATENT 1000 2021 RANKS A.& K. METAXOPOULOS & PARTNERS AS A LEADING IP FIRM

We are very happy that IAM PATENT 1000 2021 has ranked both Kriton Metaxopoulos and Irini Daroussou, our IP partners, among the World’s Leading Patent Professionals and our TM/Patent expert Marilena Nikolaraki as a rising star in Patent litigation.

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Colorado Privacy Act Becomes the Third Comprehensive State Privacy Law

After passing through the Colorado General Assembly, Governor Jared Polis signed the Colorado Privacy Act (CPA) into law on July 7, 2021. Colorado is now the third state in the country — following California and Virginia — to pass comprehensive privacy legislation. Companies that are subject to the CPA will have to comply beginning July 1, 2023, the date when the new law goes into effect. Read more…

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Llinks Listed as Leading Law firm in Benchmark Litigation Dispute Resolution 2021

In June 2021,Benchmark Litigation released the first edition of Benchmark Litigation China 2021. Llinks has been recommended as a leading law firm in International Arbitration and Commercial Disputes in Shanghai……Read more…

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