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Monthly Archives: April 2010

Jay-Z and David Ortiz Slug It Out In Court Over a Club’s Name

Posted in Intellectual Property, Sports Business and the Law

In EXAMINER.COM, we see that rapper Jay-Z has sued baseballer "Big Popi" David Ortiz for trademark infringement over the 40/40 clubs.  Jay-Z got there first.  Forty-forty refers to forty home runs and forty stolen bases, a traditional standard of excellence.  Question for the court will be one of jurisdiction. Don’t see how he can maintain… Continue Reading

Tiger Woods’ New Commercial Grabs the Bull By Its Horns

Posted in Intellectual Property, Sports Business and the Law

  On April 7, 2010, the LATIMES.com reported Nike’s new commercial with Tiger Woods featuring the voice of his late father on the eve of the Masters. In this commercial, Tiger is standing silent with a golf course in the background and his father’s voice taking about responsibility and learning from mistakes.   Several people have… Continue Reading