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SEC Brings Another Insider Trading Case Tied To Golf

Golf is becoming a recurring theme in insider trading cases. Last month the SEC brought an insider trading action against a group of golf friends. That action, detailed here, was supported by a series of e-mails among the...more

Restructuring The Private Club

Private golf clubs are facing a tidal wave of challenges, from the prolonged economic downturn, to an aging population unable to continue playing the game, to a general decline in demand for golf, to financial hardships...more

Tengberg, Celentino, and Bistrow Author Article on Restructuring Private Golf Clubs

Partners Van A. Tengberg, Christopher Celentino, and Mikel R. Bistrow authored an article in the July 2013 issue of Golf Inc. Monthly titled, “Restructuring the Private Club: How to Deal With Refundable Membership Liability.”...more

A Right to Match Can Provide Multiple Benefits

A client recently forwarded me an article about a lawsuit that Oakley brought against Nike and golf wonder-boy Rory McIlroy. In that suit, Oakley claims that as part of its endorsement agreement with McIlroy it had a right...more

Brandmarking: Thoughts On The Creation, Protection, And Enforcement Of Brand Identity - June 4, 2013 • Volume 2, Number 1

In This Issue: - DON’T FALL FOR THIS CHINESE DOMAIN NAME SCAM: Sooner or later (probably sooner – I’ve seen a flurry of these recently), someone in your organization is going to get an ominous-sounding email...more

The Tiger Woods Controversy And Compliance Lessons

We have a guest post today from Jim Boeckman, focusing on compliance lessons from the recent Tiger Woods rule controversy. ...more

Did Sergio Garcia Lose in Match Play with the IRS?

One of the most recognizable names in professional golf—although not the most winning name, having never won a major golf tournament—is Sergio Garcia. He is especially known for his tree shots, the latest of which was a...more

Putt-Putt Has No Miniature Trademark Rights

With all the golf coverage of the Masters Tournament and the coveted Green Jacket, this past weekend, it seemed particularly appropriate to report on a recent trademark case involving the miniature variety of golf: Putt-Putt,...more

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