By: aasavri Rai 27 April 2019 5:04 PM GMT Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access (IDIA) has added another feather to its cap by winning the Fair Play award at 4th Asia Lawyers 2019, the Asian Football Cup for Lawyers, a tournament dedicated to teams exclusively composed of lawyers from Asian countries. The tournament takes place every two years. It was derived from the Mundiavocat, World Football Cup for Lawyers, created in 1983, which has been organizing football tournaments in Europe, Asia, America and France from 2005.The tournament was held from 18th to 21st April in Bangkok, Thailand. IDIA Well Wishers XI played with Seoul Korea Classic (South Korea), Jointide Football Team (China), Dentons China All Stars (China), Nepal Bar Association (Nepal) and Mongolia Bar Association (Mongolia). IDIA Well Wishers XI was the only Indian team to participate in the tournament.The team secured a win against Nepal, but came to a standstill with Mongolia, leading to a … [Read more...] about IDIA Represents India At 4th Asia Lawyers Football Tournament In Thailand
Iran, one of the favourites to win this year's football Asian Cup, started their campaign for the title on Monday with a thorough 5-0 thrashing of first-timer Yemen. The result will be seen in non-sporting circles as deeply symbolic considering the role Iran has and is playing in the Yemen conflict.The Yemeni capital Sanaa is currently controlled by a militia group known as the Houthis, who are backed by Iran. While it's true that sport and politics are best left apart, some of the fixtures in this year's Asian Cup do generate interest. Syria play the Kingdom of Jordan on Thursday 10th January. Various sources estimate there are more than 1 million Syrian refugees in Jordan. Border rivals Iran and Iraq play on Wednesday 16th January. Lebanon and Saudi Arabia, who not long ago were embroiled in a rift over the resignation of Lebanese PM Saad Hariri, will come together on the football pitch on Saturday 12th January. It's a nation against itself on Tuesday 15th January when Jordan … [Read more...] about Iran crush Yemen 5-0 in Asian Cup; other interesting clashes coming up
The Vietnam men’s national football team will climb one place from 100th to 99th in the latest International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) rankings with a total of 1,238 points, according to the calculations of Twitter Footy Rankings. They will also be the 16th best placed team in Asia, the page noted. Twitter Footy Rankings said the results are based on the victories of the Vietnamese national team over Yemen and Jordan in both the group and knockout stages of the Asian Cup 2019. The national squad will have more chances to earn points and climb higher to 97th place in the world rankings if they can beat Japan in the Asian Cup quarterfinals. VOV … [Read more...] about Vietnam national football team set to jump one place in FIFA rankings
Now is an exciting time, because political correctness and trademark law are clashing like never before. Two cases involving starkly different facts have recently petitioned for writ of certiorari to U.S. Supreme Court, which ask whether Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act violates the First Amendment. The cases are Lee v. Tam and Pro-Football v. Blackhorse. While both cases have unique subplots, this paper focuses on Blackhorse, since Blackhorse has the potential to change the landscape of trademark registrations.In Blackhorse the E.D. of Virginia upheld the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s (“PTO”) decision to cancel six of the Washington Redskins’ famous trademarks. Blackhorse held that the Redskins’ trademarks “bring Native Americans into ‘contempt and disrepute,’” thus are disparaging under Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act. … [Read more...] about Could Pro-Football v. Blackhorse Be a Knock-Out Punch to Trademark Law?
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a ruling yesterday that could lead to reinstatement of the Washington Redskins trademark registration. The Court declared that the Federal government’s ban on “disparaging” trademark registrations, set forth in Section 2a of the Lanham Act, is a violation of the First Amendment. This statutory section is the same provision that was relied upon to revoke the Washington Redskins trademark registrations. Yesterday's decision involved a case filed by a rock band called "The Slants." The Slants describe themselves as one of the first Asian-American rock bands. They feature a sound they call "Chinatown Dance Rock." The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) refused the band's attempt to register its name on the grounds that it was offensive to Asian Americans. The Federal Circuit yesterday overturned USPTO's decision. In so doing, the Court declared Lanham Act Section 2a to be unconstitutional discrimination … [Read more...] about Federal Circuit Ruling May Assist D.C. Football Team Win Back Trademark Rights