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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
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Course Aims:

The 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games are keenly anticipated by retailers, manufacturers, tourism and other service industries as presenting unprecedented business opportunities within the United Kingdom. However companies will need to be aware of legislation brought in to protect official Olympic sponsors which will outlaw certain behaviour in relation to advertising, street trading and ticket touting. This podcast provides a detailed overview of the relevant legal framework to ensure that companies and individuals avoid falling foul of the law.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Understand how the UK Government has sought to protect the Olympic and Paralympic intellectual property rights;
  • Be familiar with the key provisions and function of the London Olympic and Paralympic Games Act 2006 and the Olympic Symbols etc (Protection) Act 1995 and the London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (Advertising and Trading) (England) Regulations 2011;
  • Know what the 'Olympic Properties' include and be aware of the level of protection afforded to the Olympic Properties by the United Kingdom;
  • Understand how infringement of some of the rights granted by OSPA can amount to a criminal offence and be aware of the relevant defences and penalties;
  • Understand how the 2006 Act achieves the objectives of protecting the generic intellectual and commercial integrity of the Olympic Games;
  • Know how the 2006 Act regulates unlawful advertising, street trading and ticket touting;
  • Know who will be caught by the 2006 Act;
  • Understand which non-Olympic provisions might apply to touts;
  • Appreciate the relevance of the Bribery Act 2010 in this context.
Level:
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Classification:
Legal Principles
Market Update / Hot Topic
Sources and References:
  • Bribery Act 2010;
  • Fraud Act 2006;
  • London Olympic and Paralympic Games Act 2006;
  • London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (Advertising and Trading) (England) Regulations 2011;
  • Olympic Symbols etc (Protection) Act 1995;
  • Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

In this podcast Diane Nixon, a barrister at Mossfield Chambers discusses the Olympic Games, specifically in the context of the framework of the London Olympic and Paralympic Games Act 2006 and the Olympic Symbols etc (Protection) Act 1995, which outlaw certain behaviour in relation to advertising, street trading and ticket touting. Diane also flags up the impact of the Bribery Act 2010 in the context of corporate entertainment during the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games.

Date recorded: 28th May 2012

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