Health and Fitness Industry Team
Bryan Cave counsels members of the fitness, health club and wellness industry in a wide array of legal issues that impact their businesses daily. Our clients range from health and racquet club owners and operators to manufacturers of sporting goods and fitness equipment and other industry suppliers. They rely on us for legal advice and business acumen to succeed in an increasingly competitive environment. With more than 900 lawyers across 25 offices worldwide, Bryan Cave possesses unique breadth and depth in representing industry leaders. Bryan Cave’s Health and Fitness Industry Team offers expertise along with efficient and flexible billing structures. Our experience includes work with:
Franchising. As your brand grows, so do your opportunities – and risks. Our franchise lawyers guide companies along the path from start-up to international household name.
Club Construction Agreements and Disputes. Whether you are building a new club or remodeling a current facility, Bryan Cave lawyers help you navigate the construction process and advise you if disputes arise.
Data Privacy and Security. Your customers often entrust you with their most private and sensitive personal information. With this information comes legal risks and challenges. We advise our clients on using, sharing and protecting this data.
Idea Protection, Intellectual Property and Trade Secrets. We can help identify and protect key intellectual property through patents, trademarks, licensing and other contractual and regulatory protections. Our experience covers actions related to counterfeit and gray market goods, resale price maintenance structures, and enforcing employment agreements related to inventions and other proprietary information. We are also fully versed in the issue surrounding licensing of the software that keeps your business competitive and running smoothly.
Personal Injury Claims and Premises Liability. When manufacturers of sporting goods and fitness equipment are the subject of personal injury claims, or when an injury occurs on your property, our skilled group of experienced trial lawyers are prepared to defend your interests.
Labor and Employment Litigation and Counseling. Our lawyers have experience with all types of employment litigation matters and counseling in state and federal forums and administrative agencies. We also have extensive experience in class action and collective action litigation.
Federal, state, and local regulatory matters. Our lawyers guide clients through the maze of various state regulations and enforcement actions specific to the health and fitness industry. With offices in 19 U.S. cities and six countries, and lawyers licensed in more than 160 jurisdictions, Bryan Cave has expertise “on the ground” across the major markets.
Defended manufacturer of fitness equipment in action involving negligence and product liability claims.
Defended fitness club against claims brought by building materials supplier arising out of construction of new facility.
Defended national vitamin and supplement retailer in class action by professional athlete and class of consumers based on sales and advertisement of allegedly mislabeled supplements.
Representation of large sporting goods manufacturer in connection with numerous contract negotiations and disputes, team and athlete sponsorship agreements and anti-doping clauses.
Representation of large sporting goods manufacturer in the prosecution of claims protecting intellectual property rights such as trademark counterfeiting, right of publicity, and breach of employment agreement claims.
Representation of athletes and sponsors in connection with endorsement, sponsorship, and other related agreements and disputes.
Representation of major regional club owner and operator in employment, IP licensing, real estate leasing, and regulatory matters.
Defended sporting goods manufacturer against competitor's claims of patent infringement.
Successful resolution of Federal Trade Commission merger review involving the combination of leading nutrition supplement manufacturers.
Creation of pricing and distribution programs for outdoor products and athletic equipment manufacturers.
Conducting compliance training and providing pricing advice to leading athletic footwear company.