Mike Jones advises on a broad range of commercial and regulatory matters in the sports, interactive entertainment and technology industries with a particular focus on the acquisition, creation and protection of commercial and intellectual property rights.
Mike works with and advises sports governing bodies, live event organisers, professional sports teams, individual athletes, video game publishers and studios, rights holders and brands, and sports management agencies/promoters on a variety of matters.
Mike is a member of the British Association of Sports Lawyers and LawinSport website.
- Commercial and regulatory matters in the sports, interactive entertainment and technology industries
- Sponsorship, licensing, endorsement and merchandising
- Interactive entertainment and new technologies
- Intellectual Property
- Drafting a template sponsorship agreement for a yacht racing team
- Drafting an agreement for a betting company to purchase advertising within a well-known video game
- Advising a client on the legal, commercial and governance aspects involved in putting on a live event
- Drafting a template licencing agreement for a Premier League football club
- Assisting a boxing promoter negotiate the terms of its boxer’s upcoming world championship bout
- During a long-term, part-time secondment at Pokémon, Mike assisted with Pokemon’s licencing agreements as well as its eSports tournaments
Mike joined Harbottle & Lewis in 2015 as a trainee, qualifying into the Technology, Media and Entertainment group in March 2017 to work in the sports, interactive entertainment and technology industries. As a trainee Mike was on a long-term, part-time secondment to Pokemon.
Before joining the firm, Mike worked for Thomson Reuters Practical Law for almost three years in a variety of roles, including spending time in Hong Kong helping to launch the Practical Law China product.