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BCCI's T20 Champions League faces UEFA ire

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First published: January 2, 2009, 8:47 PM IST | Updated: January 2, 2009
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BCCI's T20 Champions League faces UEFA ire
UEFA objects to the BCCI using the Champions League brand.

New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is on a collision course with for European football's governing body UEFA over the naming of its Twenty20 tournament as the Champions League.

The name of UEFA flagship footballing event, too, is same and the football body has objected to the BCCI calling its Twenty20 tournament as the Champions League.

According to reports, the BCCI had applied for a Community Trade Mark (CTM) license for the event. The BCCI's motive was to promote the competition in the United Kingdom.

The BCCI-backed event was postponed after the terror attacks in Mumbai, one of the three venues of the eight-club tournament.

The UEFA now has objected to the BCCI using the Champions League brand. It has reportedly sent a letter to the BCCI informing them about violation of the use of trademarks of the Champions League in the European Union.

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