Communications, Media & Entertainment

On March 4, 2020, Arnold Schwarzenegger (through his company, Oak Productions, Inc.) filed a lawsuit in a California state court against ASAP Group, LLC (doing business as Promobot).  See Oak Prods., Inc. v. ASAP Grp., LLC, No. 20SMCV00347 (Mar. 4, 2020).  According to the complaint, Promobot manufactures customizable service robots that can be made to look like real people, and it has “made Schwarzenegger the unwilling ‘face’ of Promobot” by marketing a robot made…
COVID-19 has had a dramatic impact on commercial operations across all sectors globally. This is no better demonstrated than in the events industry, with international sporting events worth vast sums of money to organisers being cancelled or delayed… but what are the parties’ rights under the event sponsorship contract? In this short video, Rich Hawkins, Partner in Bird & Bird’s global Media, Entertainment & Sports group, discusses the unique challenges that event sponsorship contracts bring…