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Sports & Entertainment Spotlight: Microsoft to Buy Activision Blizzard for $68.7 Billion Making it Among the Biggest Deals Ever in...

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Welcome to a special quarantine edition of the "Spotlight." When I set out to get more “exposure” for the "Spotlight" this year, this was not exactly what I had in mind. But hey – we play the cards that we are dealt. At least...more

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Sports & Entertainment Spotlight: The New York Giants and New York Jets Football Teams Sued By a Fan Over the Use of “New York” in...

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Welcome back to another week of the “Sports & Entertainment Spotlight.” Sadly, for the third week running (first legendary NFL coach and broadcaster John Madden, then beloved Golden Girl, Betty White), the S&E world is coming...more

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Roofing Company Wants to End Sponsorship and Stop Clowning Around

The Jacksonville Jaguars didn’t have the best season. In addition to finishing last in the AFC South, drama off the field led to fans staging a “clown out,” by wearing rainbow wigs and painted faces to season finale. Faced...more

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Sports & Entertainment Spotlight: Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers Wide Receiver Antonio Brown’s Contract Is Terminated, and Fans...

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Welcome back to the “Sports & Entertainment Spotlight,” where all are permitted entry – even Novak Djokovic. First and foremost, allow me to be among the last to wish you a Happy New Year 2022! Seriously folks, like...more

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What Comes Next for the NCAA Name, Image, and Likeness Rules?

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There have been massive changes in American collegiate sports since this past summer: On June 30, 2021, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”) radically changed course and announced that it would no longer...more

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Thank You for Your Readership in 2021 and Best Wishes for a Happy and Healthy New Year

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Welcome back to the final "Sports & Entertainment Spotlight" of 2021 (cue the fireworks, standing ovations, Champagne-popping, etc.)! If there’s one thing I have learned about New Year’s Eve in my 30-something trips around...more

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Happy Holidays From The Sports & Entertainment Spotlight

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Happy holidays! Whether you light a menorah (like myself), a kinara or a tree, I’m glad that you decided to make the “Spotlight” part of your holiday season. In the spirit of this time of year, I am, despite my better...more

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Sports & Entertainment Spotlight: Did Peloton Suffer Another PR Mishap after Its Product Placement in SATC?

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Welcome back, thanks for stopping by, and kindly take your shoes off at the front door. We begin this week’s installment of the “Spotlight” on a somber note. I would like to extend my deepest condolences to those (like my...more

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Sports & Entertainment Spotlight: WWE Hopes to Capitalize on Name, Image, and Likeness Groundswell, and NFTs Compete for...

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Maybe I am exhausted by the pandemic, jaded by having unvaccinated members of my fantasy football team spend weeks on the National Football League’s (NFL) COVID-19 Reserve List, disheartened by people not looking out for one...more

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Sports & Entertainment Spotlight: Celebrity-Backed Cannabis Brands Show Varying Degrees of Success, and the NFL and St. Louis,...

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Welcome back to the “Spotlight”! After taking a week long hiatus for Thanksgiving, I feel like a modern day Rip Van Winkle awaking from a tryptophan-induced coma to find myself in a world in which “All I Want for Christmas”...more

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Sports & Entertainment Spotlight: Hollywood Studio Miramax Sues Quentin Tarantino for Sale of “Pulp Fiction” NFTs

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Welcome back to the “Spotlight”! With Thanksgiving just around the corner (brace yourself, midsection), I wanted to pause to take a moment to reflect on all that for which I have to be thankful. Certainly my family, health...more

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NCAA Drafts New Constitution Acknowledging Student-Athletes’ NIL Rights

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What a difference just a few months makes. The weather turns from oppressively hot to cool and crisp. The leaves turn from a healthy bright green to all manners of reds, yellows and browns as they cling precariously to the...more

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Power Moves in the Sports Arena: Coca-Cola Buys Remaining Control of Sports Drink, BodyArmor, and 17-Year-Old Basketball Star...

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Part of what I love about having a Sports Law practice is exactly what makes it difficult to cram everything I want to discuss into each week’s installment of the "Spotlight." No, it’s not that athletic prowess is not...more

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Roller Derby Team Sues Cleveland Guardians for Alleged Trademark Infringement Over Use of Team Name

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Back to our regularly scheduled programming: Fresh off of my paternity leave in which feeding and putting to sleep my baby was my charge, I have the distinct privilege of resuming my commentary portion of the Spotlight. With...more

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Cher Sues Mary Bono for $1 Million Over Missing Royalties

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- Cher filed a lawsuit against her late musical partner and ex-husband Sonny Bono’s widow over the rights to many of their cherished Sonny & Cher songs. She asked the court to block the trust which handles Sonny’s estate, the...more

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Sedona Prince from Oregon Ducks Dubbed the Poster Child of NIL

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- NIL (name, image, likeness) continues to captivate headlines as athletes forge ahead with profit-churning ventures while still in school thanks to the NCAA’s new rules. Sedona Prince of the Oregon Ducks is a rock star as...more

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It May Be “Simply the Best” that Tina Turner Sells Her Iconic Catalog to BMG

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- Tina Turner signed the rights of her iconic music catalogue spanning 60 years, including her name, image and likeness to a German music company, BMG. While Warner Music record label still manages her record, is this a sign...more

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Intellectual Property Rights in the Crosshairs as Lawsuits Involving Disney and Facebook Surface

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- What will the “Endgame” be for the lawsuit between Walt Disney Company and former Marvel comic book creators? In the spring of this year, a host of famed artists and illustrators of Marvel characters such as Iron Man,...more

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Common Issues in Sponsorship Agreements – Part 2: Maximizing Value While Protecting Your Brand

Last week, we started to take a look at key issues sponsors should be mindful of when entering into a sponsorship agreement, particularly for sponsorship of a team, event, venue, individual influencer or player, or similar...more

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Universal Music Group’s Blockbuster IPO on European Stock Exchange Signals Music Biz Resurgence

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- There is that sweet sound of music as Universal Music Group’s IPO debuted as the largest in the history of the music business, with the listing on Euronext Amsterdam valuing the company at more than $53 billion. The stock’s...more

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Ongoing Strife Between Studios and Talent Continues as Christopher Nolan Ends Nearly Two-Decade-Long Relationship With Warner...

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- Esteemed filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s decision to leave his 19-year-long relationship with Warner Bros. for Universal to make his next film (about Robert Oppenheimer and the creation of an atomic bomb) continues to...more

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Common Issues in Sponsorship Agreements – Part 1: Knowing What You’re Getting, What You’re Paying For, and What Happens When...

With many sports, music, and other events returning to in-person attendance after a prolonged hiatus for pandemic-related reasons, and others continuing to be conducted in front of huge virtual audiences, we think it’s a good...more

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With Cryptocurrencies and NFTs Continuing to Boom, Financial Regulators Are Clamping Down

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- With crypto investment frauds on the rise, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission sent a warning to investors and published an investor alert listing out possible signs of a scam. Along similar lines, a Bloomberg...more

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HUB Talks: Talking Sports Law: An Interview with the Legal Team from Canucks Sports and Entertainment

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On this episode of Talking Sports Law, co-hosts John Wilson and Trevor Gates head “north of the border” to speak with Chris Gear (Chief Legal Officer and Assistant General Manager) and Chris Beardsmore (Vice President and...more

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[Webinar] New Class of Talent: NCAA NIL Changes and Implications for Brand, College and Athlete Stakeholders - September 21st,...

The NCAA’s new name, image and likeness (NIL) rules and state laws allow college athletes to profit from legitimate brand partnerships, opening opportunities for brands to engage fresh influencer talent and for college...more

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