Sports & Entertainment Law Section: September Articles of Interest

By Various Authors

UPDATE: California Senate Bill 206 Moves Closer To Becoming Law

Emojis Have Unsettled Grammar Rules (and Why Lawyers Should Care)

Even Kirk Herbstreit Thinks THE Ohio State Is Being THE Silliest With Its ‘THE’ Trademark Application

Football, gambling and advertising: The opposite of a young man’s game

USPTO Gets One Right: Refuses To Allow Farmers Market To Trademark City’s Nickname

THE Obvious Conclusion To Ohio State’s Stupid Trademark Application

California Assembly Passes SB 206 –Next Stop, Governor Newsom’s Desk

The California Legislature Has Spoken-Will Governor Newsom Make Senate Bill 206 Law?

California Senate Bill 206-The Immediate National Impact

Kanye West Dumps Quinn Emanuel in Music Rights Row with EMI

LeBron James Tries To Trademark ‘Taco Tuesday,’ Proving He Understands Trademarks Better Than Ohio State

Michael Jordan selling large chunk of Hornets; won’t give up majority control

Whose data is it anyway? Part 1 – Hull City fan caught up in the tangled-web of football data

New York Senate Bill To Require Student Athletes To Share In University Ticket Revenue

James Woods Avoids Defamation Liability for a Tweet

University of Wisconsin-Madison Expands Student-Athlete Discipline Policy

Are Paparazzi Images Fair Game for Social Media?

California governor Gavin Newsom signs Fair Pay to Play Act alongside LeBron on ‘The Shop’

Cal Football: Pac-12 Comes Out Against New California Law

Rams Want Supreme Court to Weigh In on NFL Relocation

Sports Law Panel at UNC Law on 10/10/2019 from 5-7pm

By Kelly Ryan

Sports Law Panel

In a casual setting, come and listen to a truly star studded panel discuss legal issues in sports, leveraging their law degrees and what Carolina Law means to them. 

Date

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Time

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Location

The Blue Zone
Kenan Memorial Stadium
104 Stadium Drive
Chapel Hill, NC

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REGISTER NOW!

Our society is impacted daily by sports. Whether it’s our own interest, that of friends or family, or in the market place, sports makes their way into our lives daily. 

Recreational, collegiate or professional, sports are woven into the fabric of our lives, and since they can have a long-lasting positive impact, it’s important to recognize leaders in the industry.

Hosted by Carolina Law alum Gardner Altman, Jr. ’71, a Fayetteville native and entrepreneur, this panel discussion will highlight various Tar Heels and their contributions in the sports world.

Panelists will include the following:
Jim Delany (BA 1970, JD 1973), Commissioner, Big Ten Conference
Ty Votaw (JD 1987), Executive Vice President International, PGA Tour
Ken Farino (JD 1971), sports agent / entrepreneur
Alexander Julian (XMAT 1970), fashion designer
Professor Lissa Broome (JD Harvard), UNC’s Faculty Athletics Representative to the Atlantic Coast Conference and the NCAA; Burton Craige Distinguished Professor and Director of the Center for Banking and Finance

There is no cost for this event, and light refreshments will be served. RSVP by Monday, October 7.

Questions? Please contact Kelly Mann (assistant director of alumni and donor relations) at mann@unc.edu.

Members of the Sports & Entertainment Law Section found the following recent third party articles to be of potential interest to the Section:

Will Student-Athletes on F-1 Visas be Affected by the Fair Pay to Play Act ?

Unearthing the Pitch-side Mole: How to Protect Confidential Information in Sport

Hogan Lovells Reps Prokhorov in Sale of Brooklyn Nets Stake

Led Zeppelin Backed by U.S. Government Brief in ‘Stairway’ Case

NCAA Adds, Then Modifies, Certification Requirements for Agents

Title IX Alert Fall 2019

Running Backs NLRB Petition Seeks To “Stiff Arm” NFL Players Association With New Bargaining Unit

Chair’s Comments + Section Events This Fall

By Brandon J. Huffman

Dear Members of the Sports & Entertainment Section:

I am so honored that you have given me the privilege to serve as chair of the Section this bar year.

It’s an interesting time to be chair. Younger attorneys (I still think of myself this way) are often looking to technology and other avenues for the camaraderie and resources for which they might previously have looked to a bar association section.

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Items of Interest: The Gender Pay Gap and Women’s Soccer, Carrie Underwood Sued, Venues and the ADA

Members of the Sports & Entertainment Law Section found the following recent third party articles to be of potential interest to the Section:

Sports Shorts Blog – The Gender Pay Gap and the Women’s World Cup

Whose Game is On? Carrie Underwood and NBC Sued Over SNF Song

Senate Bill Proposes Equal Pay for U.S. Women’s Soccer Team

Sports Venues and the Americans with Disabilities Act

SAG-AFTRA Signs Netflix Deal With Expanded Coverage

MLB Appears Ready To Dive into Uniform Patch Advertising

Taking the Issue of Unequal Pay onto the U.S. District Court’s Turf

Items of Interest: Interstate wagering, Nike and the Klaw, Sports Betting

Members of the Sports & Entertainment Law Section found the following recent third party articles to be of potential interest to the Section:

Judge: Law applies to sports betting, not lotteries

Nike may not have a lot to gain taking on Toronto Raptors’ Kawhi Leonard over ‘Klaw’ logo

Antitrust Tripwires: Legal Expert Explains Sports Betting Data Issues

Tom Brady’s own comments put his ‘Tom Terrific’ trademark quest on shaky legal ground

NCAA Adjusts To the New Sports Betting Frontier

Agents Beware: Representation Agreement May Not Be Enforceable If It Violates State Sports Agent Laws

3 Connecticut female athletes file federal discrimination complaint over transgender competition

NY Mobile Sports Betting Up In Flames For 2019, And Possibly Longer

UPDATE: NCAA Flexes Its Muscle in Response to California Fair Pay To Play Act

Beer, wine sales are now possible at college stadiums and arenas in North Carolina

Gigi Hadid “Obliterates” Copyrights With Fair-Use Bazooka

Articles of Interest: Betting In the Bible Belt, Drones and ‘Cubnoxious’ Fans

Members of the Sports & Entertainment Law Section found the following recent third-party articles to be of potential interest to the Section:

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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 of women’s sport – the time is now

New center to train sports law lawyers, promote interdisciplinary research

Duke says it is ‘looking into’ lawyer Michael Avenatti’s claims Nike paid Zion Williamson’s mother

NCAA Considers Restrictions To Curtail Use Of Graduate Student Transfers

Trump Campaign Uses ‘Dark Knight’ Music In Campaign Ad, Warner Bros. Says It’s Looking At Legal Options

Dallas Mavericks Fail To Get Trademark For Its Star Player’s Nickname

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.  The attendees were able to gain insight from both in-house and outside counsel on issues related to IP Law, Sports and Entertainment Law, and the intersection of the different practice areas.

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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 other goods during NBA All-Star Game

California Bill Would Allow College Athletes to Keep Amateur Status While Securing Marketing Opportunities

Amazon’s New “Project Zero” – A Way for Brand Owners to Curb Counterfeits

Soccer players sue for equal treatment, pay

U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Sues U.S. Soccer for Gender Discrimination

Inside USWNT’s New Equal Pay Lawsuit vs. U.S. Soccer–and How CBA, EEOC Relate

A Look Inside How Courts Have Applied The Wire Act To Gambling

More Kardashian Drama: A Legal Fight Over Ownership of the Kimoji Emoji Set–Liebensohn v. Kardashian

Bribes and Big-Time Sports: U.S.C. Finds Itself, Once Again, Facing Scandal

Breaking Down Conor McGregor’s Latest Round of Legal Troubles and the Potential Consequences

March Madness! Court Dismisses Lawsuit Over Massive Cyberattack After Basketball Game Loss–Higgins v. Kentucky Sports Radio