Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP (LexBlog Italy)
Coronavirus: Are Spectator Bans the Worst Case Scenario for Brand Sponsors?
On Wednesday, amid growing concern over the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19” or “coronavirus”), the Italian government announced that all sporting events in Italy will resume. The catch? They will all take place behind closed doors—no spectators will be allowed to attend for at least the next month. Italy, as the epicenter of Europe’s...
Would You Like Fries With That Picasso? The International Franchising of World Class Museums
Decades ago, profit-driven business ventures such as McDonald’s paved the way for international franchising – bringing the Big Mac to over 119 countries worldwide. In the late 1940’s, the Guggenheim Foundation followed suit, paving the way for the international franchising of world class museums. In 1949, the Guggenheim opened its first international outlet in Venice,...