Find Lawyers in Toronto, Ontario for Sports Law
Practice Area Overview
Sports law is a composite of numerous other legal disciplines: labour and employment law, an area fueled by the substantial salaries drawn by professional athletes; business and corporate law, providing the framework for the organization of clubs, leagues, and associations; competition and antitrust, to regulate the monopolies and restrictive covenants required to protect the industry; media and communications, an essential element of the complex, long-term agreements between sports leagues and media organizations; intellectual property, particularly trade-marks, protecting the valuable brands of teams and athletes; merchandising and licensing, leveraging these brands into revenues; marketing and advertising, regulating inter alia the activities of sponsors of sports events and clubs; public law and government relations, given the increasing involvement of authorities in the construction and operation of sports venues; and estate planning, asset management, and taxation, indispensable elements of any high-stake activity. All these aspects frequently involve an international focus.
Clients can be individual amateur or professional athletes, leagues, and organizational bodies, teams and clubs, broadcasters, ticket-selling agencies, manufacturers and distributors of sports-related apparel and equipment, as well as governments, schools and colleges, and public authorities.
VP Business & Legal Affairs at SPORTLOGiQ Heenan Blaikie
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