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Three Questions for the Third Week of the O’Bannon v. NCAA Trial

As the O’Bannon v. NCAA trial enters its third week, commentators are already predicting the fall of the “college sports cartel.” In the case, a group of about 20 current and former college men’s basketball and football...more

Advertising News & Analysis - May 2014

In this issue: - The Rulings the FTC Won't Forget (and Neither Should You) - $6 Million Reasons to Regret That Tweet - Hold the Phone: FCC, Courts Bring Some Clarity to TCPA - FTC, CFPB Tag Team...more

Court Won’t Reconsider Prior Ruling in NCAA Class Action

On May 12, 2014, the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) lost its motion for leave to file a motion for reconsideration of a prior ruling, which barred the NCAA from arguing at trial that not paying...more

Busting Brackets: District Court Rejects NCAA’s Summary Judgment Motion and Allows Student-Athletes’ Suit for Publicity...

Nearly five years into the lawsuit, a District Court denied defendant NCAA’s summary judgment motion, and ordered that the antitrust claims of current and former student-athletes denied compensation for the commercial use of...more

Top questions fashion brands should consider before conducting social media marketing

Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram…the list of social media tools for the promotion of your fashion brand is ever increasing. While social media is an effective and immediate way to reach your customers, there are some...more

Injunctive Relief, but not Damages Class, Certified in NCAA Student-Athlete Litigation

In In re NCAA Student-Athlete Name & Likeness Licensing Litigation, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 160739 (N.D. Cal. Nov. 8, 2013) (Wilken, J.)., the Court certified a class of current and former student-athletes seeking injunctive...more

The right of publicity in college sports

The sports-media industry has recently experienced a proliferation of litigation involving right-of-publicity claims asserted by student-athletes for the unauthorized use of their names, images and likenesses. The most highly...more

Entertainment Litigation Update

In This Issue: Supreme Court Strikes Down Law Prohibiting Sale of Violent Video Games to Minors; The Hurt Locker; and In Re NCAA Student-Athlete Name. Supreme Court Strikes Down Law Prohibiting Sale of Violent Video...more

Former Players Sue NFL Over Head Injuries

Last month, 75 ex-football players filed suit the National Football League seeking unspecified amounts of damages for head injuries sustained over their careers. In the lawsuit, the players allege that the NFL knew of the...more

Former Student Athletes’ Right of Publicity and Antitrust Claims Will Proceed Against the NCAA and Electronic Arts

Closely watched class action lawsuits by former student athletes against the National Collegiate Athletic Association “NCAA”), its licensing arm, the Collegiate Licensing company (“CLC”), and the popular video game maker,...more

Ip/Entertainment Law Weekly Case Update For Motion Picture Studios And Television Networks - May 11, 2011

Table of Contents • In Re NCAA Student-Athlete Name & Likeness Litigation • Arista Records LLC v. Lime Group LLC In Re NCAA Student-Athlete Name & Likeness Litigation, USDC N.D. California, May 2, 2011 • Court...more

Newsletter of the Advertising, Marketing & Media Practice Group of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

IN THIS ISSUE: *FTC Wants Tighter Rules for Celebrity Endorsements *High Court Green-Lights “Light” Cigarette Cases *FTC Shutters Scareware Scams *Drug Makers Will Stop Certain DTC Ads Please see full newsletter...more

Newsletter of the Advertising, Marketing & Media Practice Group of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

IN THIS ISSUE: *Not Easy Being Green *TorrentSpy Must Pay Studios $111 Million for Piracy *Uma Thurman Sues Lancome for Using Her Face in Ads *FTC Approves New CAN-SPAM Provisions *Dr. Bronner?s Sues Competitors Over...more

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