Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Native American Inspired Sports Teams from an IP Perspective

By Dave Johnson In his September 26, 2012 article on ESPN’s UniWatch[1], Paul Lukas put forth an argument to end the use of Native American inspired names for sports teams based on “intellectual property” issues. Unfortunately, Mr. Lukas is using the auspices of an important field of law related to branding to market what is […]

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

“Panini vs. Art of the Game: You Think You Have Kobe’s Autograph, But You Have No Idea…”

By Nathan Yu What do you get if you cross the NBA’s biggest star, Kobe Bryant, with a couple of sports memorabilia companies? A lawsuit, of course… Back on May 9, Panini America, a sports and entertainment collectibles company, sued The Art of the Game, one of Panini’s competitors, for, among other causes of action, […]

Friday, April 1st, 2011

Entertainment Law Symposium

Today’s Entertainment Panel is as follows: Bennett J. Fidlow, a lawyer who has been involved at all levels of the entertainment industry and has over 30 years of experience. He has been listed in Virginia Super Lawyers in the field of Entertainment & Sports and teaches Entertainment Law at the University of Richmond School of […]