Intellectual Property

Are You Ready For Some…JON GRUDEN FOOTBALL™?

This past week, news regarding an interesting trademark that was filed for nearly a year ago began making the rounds; it was reported that JON GRUDEN FOOTBALL received federal trademark protection after being officially registered by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Specifically, the trademark – which was officially registered on October 13, […]

Endorsement Deals Intellectual Property NCAA Violations

Reading Between the Lines of the Pac-12’s Concepts for Proposal

Roughly two months after United States District Judge Claudia Wilken approved a $60 million settlement that would compensate past collegiate players for the NCAA’s use of their name, image, and likeness in video games manufactured by Electronic Arts (EA Sports) from the years 2003 to 2014 – a decision currently being appealed by the NCAA […]

Contractual Issues Criminal Issues

Leveraging Your Morals: How One’s Conduct Off The Field Can Affect Your Bargaining Power

This past week, it was reported that Italian soccer player, Mario Balotelli, had his drivers’ license immediately confiscated for going 25 miles over the speed limit in a residential area near his home in Brescia, Italy. While being caught driving over the speed limit may not be cause for extreme concern for some individuals, who […]