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As Super Bowl Approaches, Advertisers Should Be Aware of The NFL’s Efforts to Protect Its Golden Goose - 2018 Update on Super Bowl Advertising and Promotions

USA - January 11 2018 The Super Bowl means big bucks. It is estimated that each of the three television networks that broadcast the Super Bowl pay the NFL in excess of $1...


“Where seldom is heard a discouraging word?” Supreme Court Allows the Federal Registration of Disparaging Trademarks

USA - June 22 2017 The U.S. Supreme Court has invalidated the statutory bar against the federal registration of disparaging trademarks, on the ground that it violates...


It’s March Madness! It’s April Madness! Be Wary of Using the NCAA’s Trademarks

USA - March 14 2017 Less than a week ago, the National Collegiate Athletic Association filed a trademark infringement action in federal court against a company that runs...


As Super Bowl Approaches, Advertisers Should Be Aware of The NFL’s Efforts to Protect Its Golden Goose - 2017 Update

USA - January 17 2017 Last year, we posted some guidelines about engaging in or accepting advertising or promotions that directly or indirectly alludes to the Super Bowl...


Accepting Advertising for Marijuana or Marijuana Paraphernalia: The Trademark Office Rules on a Related Issue that Provides More Reason For Caution

USA - December 13 2016 As David Oxenford has previously commented, even in states where marijuana has been legalized, broadcasters should be cautious about accepting...