Article 63 Commercial rights – final tournament - Under-21

Regulations of the UEFA European Under-21 Championship

Content Type
Competition Regulations
National teams
Enforcement Date
30 January 2023

UEFA owns and has the sole right, to the exclusion of the participating associations and any other party, to exploit, retain and distribute all revenues derived from the exploitation of all the commercial rights to the final tournament, including those arising at, and relating to, the official training ground of each participating association. UEFA may exercise its right to exploit these commercial rights at its sole discretion and on a worldwide basis.


The commercial rights arising at, and relating to, the official training ground commence two days before the first match of the final tournament and terminate upon the conclusion of the final tournament.


Each participating association must provide all necessary assistance and cooperation to UEFA in taking any and all legal and other measures that UEFA, at its sole discretion, deems appropriate to prohibit, prevent and stop any unauthorised exploitation of the commercial rights to the final tournament and to ensure that all the commercial rights remain owned and exercised solely and exclusively by UEFA without restriction. In this regard, no association may use or exploit, directly or indirectly, any commercial rights to the final tournament without the express prior written agreement of UEFA and subject to such conditions as UEFA may require. Each association must ensure that its players, coaches, officials and other employees as well as its partners, commercial or otherwise, do not use or otherwise exploit directly or indirectly any commercial rights to the final tournament without UEFA’s express prior agreement, which may be granted or withheld at its sole discretion.


From the association's arrival at the final tournament venue until the end of the final tournament, a participating association may not display (including on any clothing) any third party commercial identification or branding in any final tournament stadium, or at any official UEFA press conference, other than:

  1. on attire used at unofficial training sessions;

  2. in the indoor press conference facility at their official training centre (or another press conference location approved by UEFA) when used for unofficial events/activities;

  3. manufacturer’s identification on attire in accordance with the UEFA Equipment Regulations.


Associations participating in the final tournament may be permitted to make coaching films, which must not be used for any purposes whatsoever other than for the instruction of players, referees and officials of the associations concerned. Permission to film and produce such coaching films must be obtained from the UEFA administration in writing. Such permission sets out any relevant financial and other conditions. Available space and locations for the relevant film crews are limited and any such requests for permission must be submitted to the UEFA administration at least 30 days before the start of the final tournament. All practical filming arrangements, including access, working areas, number and size of crews, types of camera, etc., are communicated by UEFA in advance by circular letter or a similar means of communication. If requested by UEFA, a copy of all relevant film material must be provided to UEFA within 24 hours of the request being made.


Each participating association guarantees UEFA optimum support in the implementation of the commercial rights, and undertakes to refrain from taking any steps that would encroach upon the rights granted by UEFA to any of its partners.


Each participating association must (where applicable) assist UEFA in combating activities that undermine UEFA’s commercial programme and the value of the commercial rights. In this regard, each participating association must provide UEFA with all such assistance as UEFA may reasonably require in order to prevent third parties from undertaking without UEFA`s consent, activities that directly and/or indirectly associate that third party or their products, services or brands with UEFA or the competition. In particular, each participating association must prohibit third parties to which it grants rights from undertaking such activities. In addition, no participating association may admit any person to a stadium who may reasonably be expected to act in a manner which undermines UEFA’s commercial programme.


Each participating association must support and ensure that its players, officials and other employees support the commercial programme established by UEFA for the final tournament, including, without limitation, the promotional programmes run by UEFA and its partners (e.g. ball boys/girls, player escorts, match-ball carriers, flag bearers, player of the match awards and stadium tours).


At its sole discretion, UEFA may authorise associations to exploit certain media rights and request certain additional access rights for the purposes of filming in each case in respect of the matches in which they are participating. Any and all rights or access granted are subject to the national association media guidelines issued by UEFA from time to time.


At UEFA’s request, any and all content produced and exploited by associations pursuant to Paragraph 63.09 above and the national association media guidelines must be shared by associations with UEFA, UEFA media partners and/or a third party appointed by UEFA (in each case, as designated by UEFA and in accordance with UEFA guidelines and regulations) for exploitation by UEFA and/or UEFA media partners. Each association hereby assigns to UEFA free of charge (including where applicable by way of present assignment of future rights) all legal and beneficial right, title and interest (including all intellectual property rights) which it may from time to time acquire or hold throughout the world in and to any and all footage produced by it pursuant to Paragraph 63.09 above and the national association media guidelines, including any and all rights to transmit and/or re-transmit the relevant materials, whether vested, contingent or future, free of all liens and encumbrances for the full period of such rights therein (including any and all extensions, reversions and renewals thereof). In any jurisdiction where such assignment does not take effect, the association: (i) shall hold such rights for the benefit of UEFA absolutely; and (ii) hereby grants to UEFA free of charge a worldwide, unrestricted, irrevocable, exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable and royalty free licence in respect of all such rights for the entire term of those rights (including any and all extensions, reversions and renewals thereof). Such assignment (and, if applicable, such licence) includes, among other things, the right to use, broadcast, transmit, publish, reproduce and modify the materials in any way known or not yet known, and to license third parties (including UEFA media partners) to do the same.