The legal issues in the esports arena

Roman Brtka, counsel and IP specialist at international law firm Bird & Bird, provides an overview of the current esports regulatory landscape

Over the past five years, esports has become increasingly more popular which means there is a lot of monetary investment and intellectual property rights at stake on the part of esport participants and organisations. According to the 2017 ESPORTS Market Report, the global esports audience reached 385.5 million viewers in 2017 and this figure is…

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