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The Blessing of March Madness

by FordHarrison on

March Madness is back and we’ve had a bit more madness this year. We saw the first 16 seed topple a 1 seed when UMBC shocked Virginia. ...more

TMs: Never Too Late To The Party

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

March Madness always brings about trademark enforcement-related news. What we generally don’t see is news about a participating school submitting trademark applications while the basketball tournament takes place. ...more

March Madness for Employers - Revisited - Embrace the Fun and Enjoy the Party?

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

With the 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament kicking off this week, there will be the inevitable dour reports that bracket filling, live streaming and fun (or even higher stakes) wagering will cost employers billions of...more

Web Exclusive: Master The Modern Method For Managing March Madness

by Fisher Phillips on

If you work for a certain large company, at any of its many operations across the country, you have the opportunity to enter to win $1 million dollars each year for life when you fill out a March Madness bracket. To hit the...more

MARCH MADNESS…or Bust

I’m counting down the minutes to leaving my office later today to begin my favorite weekend of the year – the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament! Even though my bubble was bursted on Selection Sunday – my team didn’t make...more

Let The Madness Begin – March Madness That Is

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

March Madness begins in just a few days. It’s that glorious time of year when college basketball teams from around the country (and their fans) are filled with hope and excitement. Who will make it to the final four? Who...more

Are March Madness Pools a Good Bet for the Workplace?

by Barley Snyder on

It’s March Madness season and the start of the NCAA Division 1 college basketball tournament, creating an annual litany of problem areas for employers to deal with....more

March Madness At Work! Fool Your Boss!

Watching basketball when you should be working? The March Madness website is here to help you. The First Four of the NCAA men's basketball tournament starts this evening, and all of the tournament games will be available...more

All Bets Are On in California? The Golden State’s Bid to Legalize Sports Gambling

If you’re gearing up for your fantasy football draft, you might be interested to know that the California Legislature is considering a proposal to legalize sports gambling. Assembly Constitutional Amendment No. 18 is a...more

March Preparedness: Inadequate Employee Training May Cause Even the Best Employers to Suffer an Upset

Employers implement employee training programs for a variety of reasons, such as furthering professional development and improving poor performance, ensuring compliance with information security protocols and competence using...more

Remember – “March Madness” is a Trademark

We are in March. The minds of many turn to March Madness as the NCAA hosts its annual tournament to crown college basketball’s national champion. Of these, many want to take advantage of the tournament to promote their...more

March Madness 2017: How to Avoid Fouling Out from an Employment Law Perspective

Across the country, sports fans are gearing up for their favorite seasonal competition: the NCAA “March Madness” tournament. Those with winning brackets can earn prizes ranging from neighborhood bragging rights, up to a...more

Gavel to Gavel: Office pool madness

by McAfee & Taft on

For the 50 million Americans who are expected to participate in March Madness office pools this year, hope springs eternal … that is, until the official first round tips off and brackets begin busting. But for now, there’s...more

One Shining Moment and Hundreds of Lost Hours of Production

It’s that time of the year again, the annual March ping pong tournament at my local YMCA. There’s another minor tournament going on now that you may have heard of – the NCAA basketball tournament. It is during this time of...more

Is it a Gamble for Employers to Permit Office Pools During March Madness?

by FordHarrison on

The American Gaming Association estimates that Americans will bet a total of $10.4 billion on March Madness brackets, pools and contests this year, an increase of approximately 13% from last year. While estimates vary, some...more

March Madness for Employers: Embrace the Fun and Enjoy the Party?

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

With the announcement of teams this week for the 2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, there will be the inevitable dour reports that bracket filling, live streaming, and fun (or even higher stakes) wagering will cost...more

Does March Madness = Workplace Madness? Some Thoughts on the Legality of NCAA Bracket Pools, the Tournament’s Effect on the...

This time of year usually marks the sports netherworld between the Super Bowl and the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament, which is better known as March Madness. This lull provides employers with an excellent...more

April Madness, the NCAA’s One Month Buffer?

We write a lot here about the scope and strength of trademark rights and how that determination is often intertwined to making intelligent likelihood of confusion determinations....more

Is Your Organization Prepared for the (March) Madness?

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

It’s the time of year when workplace chatter suddenly includes constant references to Wildcats, Jayhawks, Pirates, Tar Heels, and Blue Devils. As well as the question of whether the UConn Women’s Basketball Team will ever...more

The Return of Mintz March Madness

It’s our favorite time of year over at Employment Matters – March Madness! Let’s quickly recap where we’ve been. In 2014 we provided a rundown on the issues employers should consider when dealing with March Madness in...more

Don’t bet the farm on March (legal) Madness

by McAfee & Taft on

March is upon us, which means spring is near and the sweet smell of tournament brackets will soon fill the air. For many, the month is synonymous with March Madness, the NCAA’s annual tournament that crown’s college...more

The Big Ten and the NCAA Tip Off for MARCH Marks

You don’t have to be a sports fan to be aware of MARCH MADNESS, the name associated with the annual tournament to determine the college basketball national champion. The tournament is organized by the National Collegiate...more

A March to Madness: Can the NCAA Claim Ownership of the Third Month of the Year?

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The NCAA has a well-deserved reputation for being quite zealous when it comes to protecting its registered trademark “March Madness.” We previously blogged about this here at TheTMCA.com. But a recent opposition filed by the...more

Weekly Web Wrap-Up

Welcome to Sheppard Mullin’s Weekly Web Wrap-Up, a quick list of the past week’s top news in the social media, gaming, and virtual goods and currencies industries curated by Social Media & Games Team. Here are some of the...more

March Isn’t Just for Madness, It’s For CRAFTNESS

Here’s hoping your 2016 brackets did better than mine last week, but this has been quite a crazy and exciting tournament thus far. As a Marquette fan, the Indiana–Notre Dame–Wisconsin area of the bracket has been quite...more

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