Grassroots Football Financing – A Review of FIFA Training Compensation and Solidarity Payments

Grassroots Football Financing – A Review of FIFA Training Compensation and Solidarity Payments – Written By Beverley Agbakoba-Onyejianaya (Associate Partner/Head – Sports, Entertainment and Tech Practice) Football clubs play a vital role in society, not only do they contribute immensely to organised sports and recreation support the social organization of the youth, by providing a…

Intellectual Property Rights in Film Making: Exploring Life Stories & Biopics

Intellectual Property Rights in Film Making: Exploring Life Stories & Biopics – By Beverley Agbakoba-Onyejianya (Partner/Head – Sports, Entertainment & Tech Practice) & Ginika Ikechukwu (Associate – Sports, Entertainment and Tech Practice) Oloture, a top streaming Netflix movie, produced by well-known production outfit, Ebonylife TV, was released in October, 2020. However, sometime after its release,…

Using Artworks in Creative Projects – The Legal Position Explained

Using Artworks in Creative Projects – The Legal Position Explained – By Beverley Agbakoba-Onyejianya (Partner, Head- Sports, Entertainment and Technology Practice) & Ginika Ikechukwu Are you an art collector or budding aficionado or perhaps a film producer who works in the creative space?  Do you plan to use artwork or sculptures for your next creative…

Legal Ramifications of COVID-19: Force Majeure and the Doctrine of Frustration

Legal Ramifications of COVID-19 on the Sports and Entertainment Industries The most significant incident to impact the planet in the last four months has been the outbreak of COVID-19 popularly known as the novel coronavirus. This outbreak has reinforced the need for appropriate legal and risk management measures and systems. The pandemic which has now…

Third Party Ownership in Football Explained

Third-party ownership in football – A publication of the Sports, Entertainment and Technology Practice at Olisa Agbakoba Legal Despite FIFA’s outright prohibition on third-party ownership football in 2015, to remove unethical practices and mitigate the controversy surrounding this type of investment in football, TPO, as it is more commonly known, remains a regular occurrence in…

The Interplay of Intellectual Property Rights and Sports: A Conduit of Commercial Opportunities For the Nigerian Sports Industry

Intellectual Property Rights and Sports: A Paper Presented by Beverley Agbakoba-Onyejianya, Sports & Entertainment Lawyer at the World Intellectual Property Organisation “Reach for Gold” Event Hosted by The Friends of the Creator Artistic Foundation – April 26, 2019, Lagos. Asides from Game of Thrones, I’m certain everyone here will agree with me that the Olympics,…