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WORKING AREAS

Product Compliance

Get the most up-to-date actionable information on worldwide labelling…

Standards can play a critical role in ensuring the safety, quality and reliability…

Intellectual Property Rights

Since 2019, WFSGI members have been joining forces to fight against…

The IP Contacts database will allow you to get in touch rapidly with high-level…

Digital

During the last WFSGI Legal Committee meeting, in January 2020, one…

Corporate Governance

It is a grim reality, however one we have to face and challenge, that – like…

Legal Committee Report 2022

Articles

NFTs are a new avenue for businesses to increase online revenues and brand presence. But how do you protect your NFT revenue?

While COVID led to pauses in proposals, enactments and enforcement of global legislation, a number of geographies continued to enact laws that significantly impacted the sporting goods industry.

Since the WFSGI is a global industry federation, this article compares in a nutshell the European legal environment with the current competition landscape in two other key markets, the UK and the U.S.

While the underlying drivers of counterfeit goods trade have not changed in the past years, the pandemic has shaken up the market. Lee Bumgarner gives us some insight into his work in the Philippines as an IPR Investigator

This article deals with the substantial revision of EU competition laws in the area of vertical supply relationships in 2022. This is not just a legal topic, but of strategic importance and relevance for decision-makers at manufacturer/brand/wholesale and retail level

A few years ago, international sports manufacturers, brands and retailers agreed that some of the information on and with their sporting goods could be digitized.

Sports equipment, including bicycles and bicycle parts, is high on the list of most frequent product recalls. According to the OECD Global Recalls Database, there have been around 2000 product recalls in the sporting goods industry in the past 10 years

Slide “PEERS AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERTS EXCHANGE INFORMATION IN A LEGALLY PERMISSIBLE MANNER DIRECTLY ON LEGAL MATTERS ON A NEUTRAL PLATFORM, TO TACKLE CHALLENGES WITH COMMON STRATEGIES, JOINT ACTIONS AND BY OFFERING TANGIBLE SERVICES.” Jochen Schaefer
Legal Counsel, WFSGI

LEGAL COMMITTEE MEMBERS

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Jochen Schaefer

WFSGI Legal Counsel

VICE-CHAIRS

Alistair-Kilgour

Alistair Kilgour

General Counsel, Pentland Brands Ltd.

Dora Zachou, Nike

Dora Zachou

EMEA Brand Protection Director, Nike Inc.

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Dr. Markus A. Kürten

Vice President Compliance & Privacy, adidas AG

MEMBERS

Marcel Apfel

Marcel Apfel

Vice President International Legal, Umbro, General Counsel, Iconix Brand Group

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John Carriero

Senior Director of Brand Protection, Under Armour, Inc.

Paul Gauron (New Balance)

Paul Gauron

Executive Vice President and General Counsel, New Balance Athletics, Inc.

Michael Gerrits (Nike)

Michael Gerrits

Senior Director – Senior Counsel, Product Safety & Compliance, Nike Inc.

Johannes Binner_Schwalbe

Johannes Binner

Head of Digitalisation, Schwalbe – Ralf Bohle GmbH

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Peter N. Baehr

General Counsel Europe/EMEA, PUMA SE

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Romain Codron

Competition Law Legal Counsel Expert / International Contracts Lawyer, Decathlon

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Dr. Raliza Koleva 

General Counsel Governance & Compliance & Chief Compliance, PUMA SE

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Roeby Tjemkes

Legal Officer, Shimano Europe BV

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Fabiola Quintavalle

Legal Counsel, Arena

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Toni Garcia

Director of Government and Public Affairs, EMEA, Nike, Inc.

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Roberto Grasso

Director of Legal Affairs, Columbia Sportswear Company

Takeshi_Horikomi

Takeshi Horikomi

Senior General Manager, Legal & IP Division and Deputy Director, ASICS Corp.

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Frank Nicoud

Regional Managing Counsel, Specialized Bicycle Components, Inc.

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Scott King

Co-Founder, SRAM Corp.

EX OFFICIO

7.CharlotteGiudicelli

Charlotte Giudicelli

Head of Legal

MANDATE

The Legal Committee facilitates and enhances the interaction, information exchange and co-operation between the WFSGI members on the latest international legal developments within the Sporting Goods Industry. This neutral platform offers the advantage of enabling to develop concrete and tangible solutions to address emerging legal challenges.

CONTACT

For more information about the WFSGI Legal Committee please contact:

Charlotte Giudicelli, WFSGI Head of Legal, cgiudicelli@wfsgi.org