Robert Freeman

Robert Freeman

Proskauer Rose LLP

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Three Point Shot - June 2015

Jockeying for Dollars: Kentucky Downs Faces Two Lawsuits over Betting Machines - And they're off ... to the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky. One of the country's premier racetracks,...more

6/30/2015 - C-Suite Executives Copyright Copyright Infringement Horse Racing Misappropriation Nike Sports Betting Trade Secrets

Three Point Shot - May 2015

"Wild Thing" Forced to Tap Out in Battle against ESPN - Last month, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals forced former professional wrestler Steve "Wild Thing" Ray to tap out in his battle against ESPN by dismissing the...more

6/2/2015 - Appeals Barry Bonds Broadcasting Cable Television Providers Copyright Copyright Infringement Criminal Prosecution ESPN HBO Infringement Right of Publicity Showtime Sports Wrongful Conviction

Three Point Shot - February 2015

Will Johnny Be Good, or Will Name Games Go up in Flames? Johnny Gaudreau, left wing for the Calgary Flames, is attempting to high-stick potential interlopers by locking up rights to his now-popularized nickname – Johnny...more

3/9/2015 - Advertising Athletes Brand Class Action Copyright Copyright Infringement Damages DraftKings Fantasy Sports Federal Trademark Register Gifts Johnny Hockey Lanham Act Logos Michael Jordan Nike Terms of Use Trademarks Unfair or Deceptive Trade Practices USPTO

Three Point Shot - November 2014

Florida Broker Denied Assist in Argentine Soccer Media Rights Deal - 2014 has been a decent year for soccer – ahem, fútbol – in Argentina. An Argentine club team (San Lorenzo) won the 2014 Copa Libertadores, South...more

11/13/2014 - Copyright Soccer Sports Trademarks

FCC Chairman Announces Proposal to Classify Internet TV Services as Cable Providers

Over the past month, there have been many reports that the FCC would soon publish an NPRM classifying an online video distributor (OVD) that delivers linear streams of video programming as an MVPD ("multichannel video...more

10/31/2014 - Cable Television Providers FCC Internet Streaming Online Videos Rulemaking Process

Three Point Shot

Female Football Player Throws Flag at LFL over Bare Wages - The three-year championship run of the Los Angeles Temptation was snapped in 2013 when the upstart Chicago Bliss, led by the quarterback and two-time league...more

9/8/2014 - Minimum Wage Misclassification Wage and Hour Wages

Three Point Shot - June 2014

Federal Circuit Leaves Cobra Golf Co. in the Rough - It's dormie. On Eighteen. You're in great shape, having hit a solid drive, leaving yourself a fairway lie and a mid-iron into a back-right Sunday pin. Feeling good...more

7/2/2014 - Infringement Laches Nike Petrella v. MGM Raging Bull SCOTUS Trademark Litigation Trademarks Vibram

Three Point Shot - May 2014

Tiger Woods Misses the Cut in Golf Memorabilia Dispute - Tiger Woods skipped The Masters this year for the first time in 20 years because he was recuperating from back surgery. But his back may not be the only source...more

5/19/2014 - Breach of Contract Graham Factors Jury Verdicts License Agreements NFL Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents Prior Art Tiger Woods Trademark Litigation Trademarks Unfair or Deceptive Trade Practices

FINRA Alerts Investors to Bitcoin Risks

Bitcoin remains fixed on the front pages of the business and technology news for both the salacious and the positive. Much attention has been paid to the collapse of the former top bitcoin exchange, Mt. Gox, stemming from the...more

3/17/2014 - Bitcoins FINRA Virtual Currency

Three Point Shot, March 2014

D'oh! Simpsons Voice Actor Scores Big Win in Baseball Character Suit Popcorn, peanuts, character and voice rights in one jam-packed action for declaratory relief! Thank you for joining us on this sunny day at...more

3/11/2014 - Breach of Contract Copyright Copyright Infringement Unjust Enrichment

Three Point Shot - January 2014

"Yep," Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Wins Final Knockout in Copyright Infringement Suit - Facedown on the canvas, the boxer slowly opens his eyes. His ears still ringing from the punch that knocked him down, he can vaguely...more

1/31/2014 - Athletes Copyright Copyright Infringement Sports

Three Point Shot

Sports and Hollywood have long been inextricably linked – many athletes want to be and even become actors, countless actors have lived out their athletic fantasies on the silver screen, and it is no secret that athletes and...more

11/29/2013 - Class Action Copyright Critical Habitat Endangered Species Endangered Species Act False Advertising Infringement Laches Lance Armstrong Movies NBA NFL Oil & Gas Pipelines SCOTUS Sports Tattoos

Three Point Shot - Summer 2013

With very special thanks to our summer associates Elizabeth Horan (Case Western), Erica Esposito (Harvard), Joshua Espinosa (NYU), Bryce Johnston (Georgetown), Ryan Harris (NYU), and Alex Rosen (Harvard), the Proskauer Sports...more

8/8/2013 - Class Action Comcast Competition Copyright Damages Electronic Arts FCC Football Infringement Lanham Act Movies MVPD Nike Photographs Piracy Sports

Three Point Shot - March 2013

In this Issue: - Reversal of Fishy Court Opinion Gives Boat Crew Another Chance to Reel in a Million-Dollar Prize - Don’t Eat the Yellow Snow - Grades for Football Prospects Copyrightable, But Sports Writer Not...more

3/21/2013 - Athletes Copyright Fishing Industry Licenses NFL Prizes Recreation Sports Wastewater

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