Entries by SportsandEntertainment

Articles of Interest: Cyberattack Suit, Horse Race Announcer’s Claim, Sponsorship Of Women’s Sports

Members of the Sports & Entertainment Law Section found the following recent third party articles to be of potential interest to the Section: March Madness! Court Dismisses Lawsuit Over Massive Cyberattack After Basketball Game Loss – Higgins v. Kentucky Sports Radio Horse Race Announcer Sues Over Bill Murray Film That Included His Trademarked Tagline Sponsorship […]

Review of the Joint Annual Meeting for the IP and SEL Sections

By Angelica N. McDonald On Friday, April 5, 2019, the Intellectual Property Law and the Sports & Entertainment Law sections of the NCBA combined forces for a special joint Annual Meeting. With parallel and overlapping tracks of law, the meeting covered the latest developments in patent, trademark, copyright, trade secrets, and sports and entertainment law.  […]

Items of Interest: Gigi Hadid Suit, Fiji Water Girl, ESports Issues

Members of the Sports & Entertainment Law Section found the following recent third-party articles to be of potential interest to the Section: Gigi Hadid Photo Provokes Copyright Lawsuit Fiji Water Girl and Fiji Water Company Cross Streams The ESports Industry-The Top Ten Labor and Employment Law Issues State, feds seize $100,000 in fake jerseys and […]

Items of Interest: Tattoo Ownership, CA Sports Betting, Trademark Protection For ‘Scandalous Brands,’ Etc.

Members of the Sports & Entertainment Law Section found the following recent third party articles to be of potential interest to the Section Athletes Don’t Own Their Tattoos. That’s a Problem for Video Game Developers. California Sports Betting Faces Tough But Not Impossible Road Counterpoint: Maybe Athletes Should Rush To The Trademark Office … If […]

The Show Must Not Go On: NCAA Faces Enforcement Hurdle Following Court’s Prohibition Against Show Cause Penalties

By Rob Harrington A California Superior Court Judge struck down a critical component of NCAA enforcement in early October, ruling that the organization’s “show cause” penalties unlawfully constrain a person’s right to seek employment under California law.[1] Judge Frederick Shaller’s decision gave former USC assistant football coach Todd McNair a victory in his seven-year battle […]

‘Big Pimpin’’ and Moral Rights: A Look At a Ninth Circuit Copyright Appeal

By Michael Garrigan Shawn Carter, professionally known as rapper and entrepreneur Jay-Z, released the hip-hop track “Big Pimpin’” in 2000. Like many songs in the hip-hop genre, “Big Pimpin’” contains a fair amount of profanity and suggestion. “Big Pimpin’” peaked at #18 on the “Billboard Hot 100” chart. The song also ranks at #467 on […]

Items Of Interest: President Trump, the Iranian Nuclear Deal and the FIFA World Cup

Members of the Sports & Entertainment Law Section found the following recent third-party articles to be of potential interest to the Section: How is President Trump’s withdrawal from the Iranian nuclear deal related to the FIFA World Cup? Seventh Circuit Upholds NCAA ‘Year In Residence’ Requirement For Transfers NHL Secures Federal Court Victory As Class […]