Wednesday, June 15, 2005Contact: Maurits Bruggink
Soccer clubs act against online bookmakers

Following the example of Real Madrid some months ago, two more soccer clubs have take legal action against online bookmakers for their violation of intellectual property rights.

Italian Juventus and PSV from Holland have filed complaints at courts of justice in Belgium and France for the unauthorised use of the image of their club and their players. The complaints also follow an earlier convinction of in Germany for the use of the image of star player David Beckham., like many other sites that pirate intellectual property rights, is based in Malta.

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