News: Legal

Conservationists alert UNESCO of Australian Government’s move to weaken legal protection for heritage sites

Australian conservation groups have written to the Director-General of UNESCO, warning the international body of “alarming moves by the Australian Government to weaken legal…

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Sep 7, 2020 Environment / Government / Legal / Parks /

 
 

Dubai’s GymNation reaches one million member visits milestone

Dubai fitness facility GymNation has reported reaching its one-million-member visit milestone since opening its first location in the Emirate’s Al Quoz district in July 2018. The one…

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Aug 5, 2020 Billing / Fitness / Legal / Marketing /

 
 

Gold’s Gym acquired by German owners

US-based Gold’s Gym International, which filed for bankruptcy in May, has been acquired by German fitness and lifestyle brand the RSG Group GmbH. Hit hard by the economic shutdown…

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Jul 20, 2020 Finance / Fitness / Legal /

 
 

Spartan Race acquires bankrupt rival Tough Mudder

Less than two months after Tough Mudder's creditors in the USA forced it into filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the extreme obstacle race operator has been acquired by rival…

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Feb 28, 2020 ByNigel Benton Events / Finance / Legal / Recreation /

 
 

Landmark UK legal case sees ticketing fraudsters convicted

In a landmark case, two men who used specialist software to buy thousands of concert tickets and then resell them at significantly marked up prices have been convicted on fraud charges by a…

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Feb 15, 2020 Entertainment / Legal / Ticketing / Venues /

 
 

Administrators conclude sale of Tough Mudder’s UK business to Spartan Race

Obstacle-racing company Spartan has completed its acquisition of the UK affiliate of Tough Mudder, announcing that the takeover will allow the mass-participation company to run a full…

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Feb 13, 2020 ByNigel Benton Events / Finance / Legal / Recreation /

 
 

Tough Mudder resumes operations in Europe as administrators appointed

Staff at the European affiliate of Tough Mudder have returned to work today (Monday 27th January) after Michael Solomons and Andrew Pear of restructuring, recovery and insolvency…

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Jan 27, 2020 Events / Finance / Legal / Sport /

 
 

When Pilates ceased being a trademark and became a generic term

As Pilates grew in popularity from the 1970s and into the 1980s and beyond, the Pilates name was held in trademark and only people who went through a very specific program could use it.…

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Jan 19, 2020 Fitness / Legal / Marketing / Wellness /

 
 

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