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Solve for “X”: NFL is to Super Bowl as USOC is to Olympics as NCAA is to X (There Is More Than One Correct Answer!) - Trademarks and March Madness

USA - March 13 2018 It was almost exactly one year ago that we reported that the National Collegiate Athletic Association filed a trademark infringement action in federal...


The Super Bowl is Over - Let’s Talk About the Olympics and Trademarks

USA - February 5 2018 Last month, we posted some updated guidelines about engaging in or accepting advertising or promotions that directly or indirectly allude to the Super...


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...