Negotiations also remain ongoing to thrash out the finer details of television rights deals to broadcast the competition in both France and Italy.
New European bosses have been aiming to switch the tournament’s sponsorship profile and follow the model employed by football’s Champions League.
The Champions Cup will forego a title sponsor in favour of five official partners.
It is understood however, that no sponsorship deals have yet been ratified, despite the tournament starting when Harlequins host Castres at The Stoop on October 17.
Competition planning is now at least two months behind regular schedule.
The record-breaking British broadcast deal for a right-sharing between BT Sport and Sky will effectively underwrite this year’s tournament.
Competition chiefs are confident the British deal, and lucrative global terms, can safeguard the financial interests of all varying national club bodies.
A four-year deal has been struck in principle for the Qatari-owned beIN Sports to broadcast Champions Cup action in France.
Euro chiefs cannot sign off this contract however without first completing a compromise agreement to allow France TV to screen one Champions Cup match a week on terrestrial television.
New governing body EPCR has succeeded European Rugby Cup (ERC) in running the continent’s top club competition.
The new body has had to outsource the running of the Champions Cup back to Dublin-based ERC this season however.
EPCR bosses were left red-faced after failing to compose a new body of staff in their new Neuchatel base in time to assume total tournament governance for the 2014/15 campaign.
French and English clubs spent two years battling for change in Europe to create a new tournament based on equality in qualification processes and to boost overall revenues.
Once a truce had been brokered between BT Sport and Sky, the successor to the Heineken Cup was finalised.