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Each year, the Virginia Serious Game Institute invites applicants to reside in the business incubator located on the George Mason University - Prince William Campus in Prince William County, Virginia. Each application...more
Spring training is underway in Florida and Arizona, and Major League Baseball has a new commissioner, new executive leadership and a persistent challenge.
MLB has the oldest and least diverse fan base of any of the...more
In 2005, Congress passed the Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act of 2005, increasing potential maximum forfeitures against broadcast stations from $25,000 for each day of a violation subject to a $250,000 maximum per violation...more
Michael Jordan is one of America’s most revered and iconic professional athletes. He spectacularly led the Chicago Bulls to six NBA championships, was named league MVP for five years and, off the court, reached a...more
Yesterday the Spanish Gambling Authorities (Dirección General de Ordenación el Juego– “DGOJ”) published the draft version of the Royal Decree on gambling advertising activities. ...more
The NCAA Tournament is here, and many local businesses will want to capitalize on this exciting time for basketball fans by using the well known “March Madness” slogan to advertise March specials. Think twice before your...more
In 2009, Michael Jordan was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. To commemorate Jordan’s career, Time Inc. published a special Sports Illustrated Presents issue that included congratulatory “advertisements” from several...more
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Art is no stranger to great controversy, although the arbiters of art world disputes are usually critics and artists rather than federal judges. Nevertheless, in early March, Judge Denise Cote of the Southern District of New...more
The world of sports seems to generate more than its share of words and phrases that catch the public’s attention. But these also show how branding — and formal trademark protection — can go awry.
Every time a sports...more
Australian Minister for Communications Malcolm Turnbull has floated a proposal to scrap many of the media regulations to enable traditional broadcasters to compete with new unregulated entries into the market, such as...more
It is that time of year again, coming off St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, when everyone gets on the college basketball bandwagon in the season of “MARCH MADNESS.” Brackets are being completed, college jerseys are being pulled...more
Dolce & Gabanna is a famous Italian fashion house, founded thirty years ago by Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. The company has been a significant player in the fashion industry for decades, dressing celebrities and...more
In an important policy decision issued today, “The way forward – Creating compelling and diverse Canadian programming”, the CRTC announced ”significant changes to bring the CRTC’s regulations and Canadian television forward...more
Will Johnny Be Good, or Will Name Games Go up in Flames?
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Italy: Back to the future - connected TVs need "connected regulations" - The Italian Communications Authority recently adopted resolutions concerning changes in the broadcasting landscape....more
More than two decades have passed since internationally recognized copyright law expert and award-winning novelist Professor Paul Goldstein of Stanford Law School (and Of Counsel to Morrison & Foerster) published his landmark...more
With spring and summer on the horizon, many employers are gearing up to interview and recruit for their summer internship programs. Summer internships are an age old tradition giving students opportunities for exposure in...more
Michelle Phan is a YouTube celebrity and beauty guru and has garnered over 7 million subscribers and one billion lifetime views. However, not everyone is a fan of Ms. Phan. On July 16, 2014, Ultra International Music...more
Just last week, on February 18, 2015, Seattle Seahawks superstar running back Marshawn Lynch (“Lynch”), also known as Beast Mode, filed for a federal trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) for...more
Belgian media recently reported the story of a minor having lost large sums of money by playing a strategy game on his iPad.
It concerned a strategy game with the aim of building a medieval city and an army, for which...more
Our global Media, Sport & Entertainment Hub provides insights into various legal and commercial issues impacting on this space. As part of our “HUB FOCUS” series, we provide an extract, focussing on recent trends in the music...more
The long awaited Spanish Regulation on Responsible Advertising and Online Gambling is currently undergoing a legislative process. All the political groups present in the Spanish Senate have recently brought a joint motion in...more
Following jury verdict on Lanham Act claim in favor of entity owned by Bob Marley’s children, Ninth Circuit affirms denial of defendants’ motion for judgment as matter of law, finding that trial evidence supported jury’s...more
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