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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
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • 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
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • 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
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • 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
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • 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
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • December 13 2016

As David Oxenford has previously commented, even in states where marijuana has been legalized, broadcasters should be cautious about accepting


Trademark Tuesday, Election Day Special - Trademark Tales from the Campaign Trail
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • November 8 2016

With Election Day finally upon us, we wait in anticipation (and with a fair amount of nail biting) as the fate of our country is decided. But that


Trademark Basics, Halloween Special: Tips and Tales From the Trademark Crypt
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • October 25 2016

Over the last few weeks, we've offered insights about how you can stay out of legal hot water by establishing good practices with regard to your


Trademark Basics, Part Five: Trademarks on the Internet
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • Global
  • October 18 2016

Once you have identified your marks and sought protection through registration for some or all of them, there are still going to be other issues that


Dirty Dancing with Trademark Rights: How Pop Culture References in Ads Can Raise Legal Issues
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • July 25 2016

Prospective advertisers come to your station and describe their ideas for local ads. A realtor’s ad ends with “There’s no place like home.” A boat


It’s March Madness! Know the NCAA’s Rulebook or Risk A Foul Call Against the Unauthorized Use of Its Trademarks
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • March 15 2016

Two months ago, I wrote here about the risks of publishing ads or engaging in promotional activities that refer to the Super Bowl" without approval