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The NFL is known as a trademark monetizing machine, and this year’s “POT BOWL” is not without its share of trademarks stories. It was recently reported that running back Marshawn Lynch of the Seahawks makes six-figures (for...more
It’s the season of great sporting events, with the Super Bowl and Olympics just around the corner, and with that comes a host of new advertising campaigns. Companies should beware of infringing on Super Bowl and Olympic...more
In This Issue:
- IS THIS REALLY A JOB FOR THE TRADEMARK OFFICE?
Legal proceedings involving mass murders and lurid sexual escapades get lots of media attention.
Trademark cases? Not so much.
On August 2, 2013, District Judge Edward J. Davila denied a motion to dismiss antitrust claims brought by consumers of NFL apparel against Reebok and the NFL in Dang v. San Francisco Forty Niners, Case No. 5:12-CV-5481 (N.D....more
Unless you live here, I’m assuming you’re aware of a little football game taking place this weekend between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens. (And maybe, just maybe, you might have heard something — but...more
When the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers won their NFL conference championship games, a Super Bowl matchup emerged with a great storyline — the opposing head coaches are brothers. An interesting legal question has...more
As many have written about before me, the NFL is quite protective of its rights in the SUPER BOWL trademark, so much so that some think it has earned the pejorative ”trademark bully” label, so I spilled a little digital ink...more
With the "Super Bowl" coming up in February, it's time for a reminder that the term "Super Bowl" is a trademark owned by the NFL and licensed to advertisers and the network that carries the game....more
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