Headline Intellectual Property Trademarks

Trademark Awarded To Apple For “There’s An App For That”

I hope that you have not yet grown completely tired of hearing “There’s an App for That” during breaks of your favorite television shows, because in all likelihood, you are going to continue to hear it in Apple advertisements.  And don’t think that you are clever by copying the slogan for use in selling your […]

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The Gap Having All Sorts Of Problems

Solid blue background with thin all caps white block letters that spell the word “GAP”.  That’s the logo that has been associated with the American clothing and accessories retailer for as long as I can remember.  But earlier this month, the company decided that it was time for a change of branding.  A new logo […]

Headline Intellectual Property Sports Law

NFL’s Deal With Nike Threatened If NFL Not A Single-Entity

As a consumer of NFL merchandise, I think it is great that the NFL and Nike were able to put together a five year deal, which makes Nike the official uniform provider of the NFL beginning in April 2012.  Nike makes a fantastic product, which is tough for other large companies to match.  But as […]

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Copyright Issues With Website Source Code

You want to create some websites.  You understand the value of owning the domain name for your name (i.e., you need a website for your company, and maybe you also want to start up a blog.  But you have no idea how to write the code for your various sites and do not feel […]

Headline Personal Injury Sports Law

$52,703 Awarded To A Pitcher For Failure To Properly Maintain The Pitcher’s Mound

Whenever you participate in a sport, you assume quite a bit of risk regarding injury.  There is no way to ensure that every tackle in football, hit-by-the-pitch in baseball, or foul in basketball will result in minor pain.  At the same time, not all injuries are covered by the assumption of risk doctrine.  The Baseball […]

Contracts Intellectual Property Sports Law Trade Secrets

Sports Agent Sues Former Client/Employee For Trade Secret Misappropriation, Breaching Non-Compete, Etc.

On October 6, 2010, Willis & Woy Sports Group, L.L.C., and Jordan Woy v. Horace Smith, et al. was filed in a district court in Dallas County, Texas.  In the petition, application for temporary restraining order, and application for injunctive relief, Jordan Woy alleges that former client and Willis & Woy employee, Horace Smith, used […]

Constitutional Law Cyberspace Headline

There Is No Real Privacy On Facebook And Other Social Networks

If you get sued in court, will your Facebook privacy settings protect you from opposing counsel’s request for electronic discovery?  If that information is material and necessary for the opposition’s case and the need for the information outweighs any privacy concerns, then that “private” information might be available, no matter what privacy settings you set […]

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Internet Gambling Ban Not Discriminatory

In May 2010, I had an article published titled, The Plight of PASPA: It’s Time to Pull the Plug on the Prohibition.  It argues that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992, which denies 46 states from adopting any type of state-sponsored sports betting scheme, has an outdated purpose and is in violation of […]

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Illegal Incense

Certain states permit limited marijuana use for medicinal purposes.  No state accepts its widespread use, especially for recreational purposes. While there are scientific results that prove the effectiveness of doctor-recommended marijuana for serious medical conditions, there are no such studies that conclude the same about marijuana substitutes. Recently, there is a substance known as K2, […]

Cyberspace Headline

The Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act

S. 3804: The Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act, was introduced in the U.S. Senate on September 20, 2010.  Sponsored by Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont, the bill is supported by the Motion Picture Association of America, US Chamber of Commerce, Screen Actors Guild, Viacom, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, and […]