Intellectual Property Advice For Sports Industry

Sport is no longer just about the taking part, or even about the winning. Today sport is a huge global industry and the UK is arguably its major centre. Intellectual property rights underpin the business of sport, substantial revenues being generated through licensing of trade marks and copyright. The Premier League, the top level of English club football, is an award-winning export seen by an annual TV audience of billions around the world. Deloitte’s Annual Review of Football Finance 2016 puts the Premier League’s annual revenue at £3.3 billion.

Wilson Gunn provides strategic intellectual property advice to some of the world’s leading sports clubs. We manage world-famous sports brands for our clients, who include top Premier League football clubs.  Our sports team has a deep understanding of the business of sport and has developed unparalleled expertise in protecting intellectual property in the sports sector. Our knowledge enables us to deliver winning intellectual property advice with a commercial focus.

We also protect innovations in sporting apparel, equipment and technology, which are designed to help athletes push the boundaries and better their performance. By safeguarding these developments, as well maintaining and enforcing existing patent and trade mark protection, businesses are able to protect the future commercial value of their products.  

If you are a sports brand owner, you want us on your side. For further information, please click here and contact us today.

Our specialist sports team includes partner, Michael Douglas.




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