Assume that you have a mark in a sports’ logo. You hop on line to see what traffic is out there regarding your mark and find that someone 1,000 miles away is using your mark in commerce and making money at it. Trying to be the gentleman (or gentlewoman), you nicely pick up the phone,… Continue Reading
On ESPN’s "The Herd" on April 21, 2010, the host talked about the NFL doing the hard parenting on Ben R. One would hope that the NFL would not have to parent adults getting millions, but that is not the world we live in. A simple suggestion by analogy: California sexual harassment law. In California,… Continue Reading
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
LilWayne, currently serving a prison sentence, has indicated that he will be blogging on sports: http://marquee.blogs.cnn.com/2010/04/15/lil-wayne-kicks-off-sports-blog/. Always pays to know what the competition is doing! Perhaps he brings a different meaning to Sports 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