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

Links – July 10

By Sam Mann Here are a couple of links that caught our eyes the last few days: The guys at Freakonomics apparently have a blog as well. A recent post muses why Law School is like the NFL Draft. Interesting post, but not all that ground breaking, although any time we can compare law school […]

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

Unlike the NFL, we’re back!

Obviously a lot has happened since we last joined you, although as our title indicates, a resolution to the NFL’s labor trouble is not one of those things.  We thought we would take this opportunity to quickly run through a few items. In no particular order … Businessman Jim Crane has agreed to purchase the […]

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Call your local Locksmith, the NFL doors are opening … we think

Okay, so it’s finals week here and I really ought to be studying contracts, but I had to quickly react to the recent developments in the NFL labor dispute. I promise I’ll make it brief. As you no doubt have heard by now, Federal District judge Susan Richard Nelson found for the players and granted […]

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

NFL Lockout … Yep, It’s Still Going

I’m going to be that guy. I am going to sit here and defend the NFL and its owners in this labor dispute. I’m not saying I am pro-management overall, but I’m not saying I’m not either. However, since it appears the media is beginning to sympathize with the players and since the NFLPA appeared […]

Friday, April 8th, 2011

Quick Links: Apr. 8

Hello all, here are some interesting/relevant developments of the past few days: The University of California at Berkeley  will retain its baseball program. That is great news for a college baseball. If a major program in the Pac-10 (er, Pac-12) is in danger, then the whole sport may be. The NFL and NFLPA spoke this […]

Sunday, March 27th, 2011

The NFL Lockout and You

A lot has been said and written about the labor issues and the ensuing lockout in the NFL, but we feel it is still useful to highlight a few of the major issues. The NFL Players Association de-certified for the second time in its history. De-certifying as a union was a bold negotiating strategy pursued […]