Category: Sports Law

Annotated Commons: NFL IP II 2

Annotated Commons: NFL IP II

I don’t agree with the TechDirt article Mike Linksvayer links to in the following, shorter article. First off, there is state trademark law. Secondly, there are common law marks. I guess the ultimate question would be whether the Redskins use their mark in trade in all 50 states. In some capacities they certainly do and in other capacities they certainly don’t. I don’t intend...

Annotated Commons: NFL IP 5

Annotated Commons: NFL IP

It’s been a while since I’ve done anything in my “Curated Commons” column. I think “Annotated Commons” is a better name for it, so I’m changing it. I think at the time that this article came out I was busy (finishing up my last academic semester in law school, if I am reading the date properly). I remember seeing that Mike Linksvayer had noted that...

Sports Law: Pro Sports Law Outline 0

Sports Law: Pro Sports Law Outline

This is a more-or-less unedited outline I made during the review session before my Pro Sports final on Wednesday, December 18. You’ll notice that I’ve covered some of the topics in more depth on the site already. I would have published it before the exam, but while we were able to use whatever we wanted during the exam, we were unable get help from...

Sports Law: Torts and Sports 0

Sports Law: Torts and Sports

This is not legal advice and I am not licensed to practice law in any jurisdiction. Should you need legal advice, contact an attorney licensed to practice in your jurisdiction. This Week’s Topics: Torts on the Professional Field: Dale Hackbart v. Cincinnati Bengals & Charles Clark videos of famous “torts” on the field/court/rink. Concussion lawsuits brought by retired NFL players against NFL and helmet companies Torts on...

Sports Law: Equipment 0

Sports Law: Equipment

This is not legal advice and I am not licensed to practice law in any jurisdiction. Should you need legal advice, contact an attorney licensed to practice in your jurisdiction. Topics This Week: Consumer law: Hockey equipment and product recalls Golf and Ban on Anchor Putters Product Liability for Injuries “Caused” by Baseball Bats Obviously product liability and the law go hand-in-hand, but what...

Sports Law: Thoughts on PEDs in Football 0

Sports Law: Thoughts on PEDs in Football

This is not legal advice and I am not licensed to practice law in any jurisdiction. Should you need legal advice, contact an attorney licensed to practice in your jurisdiction.  This Week’s Topics: Recreational Drug Policies in Pro Sports and Changing Attitudes about Marijuana Steve Howe Arbitration, and Pittsburgh Pirates v. David Parker Alex Rodriguez, Ryan Braun and Biogenesis (including MLB v. Biogenesis and ability...

Sports Law: Intellectual Property and Technology 0

Sports Law: Intellectual Property and Technology

This Week’s Topics: Player Publicity Rights Lanham Act Violations CBC v. MLB Advanced Media and the Legality of Fantasy Sports Exclusive licensing agreements for sports video games: EA and 2K Deals NBA2K13 video game and use of licensing contracts for Olympic players I say some version of this on all of my sports law posts, but it’s truer this week than most. For anyone that...

Sports Law: Sports Agents and Representation 0

Sports Law: Sports Agents and Representation

This is not legal advice and I am not licensed to practice law in any jurisdiction. Should you need legal advice, contact an attorney licensed to practice in your jurisdiction. This Week’s Topics: Basic Duties of Athlete Representation Rules on agents recruiting college athletes Agent Conflicts of Interest: Detroit Lions & Billy Sims v. Jerry Argovitz, Leigh Steinberg saga Agent Gifts to College Athletes: Norby...

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