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Michael Jordan Takes Congratulatory Smack-Down to Seventh Circuit after Right of Publicity Claim Fails
Posted on 26 Apr 2012 by Travis Burchart

When somebody talks you up, what's the best way to thank them? Offer them a bouquet of flowers? Send them a card? Take them to court? The third option - a warm "thank you" via complaint - isn't as unlikely as you might suspect.... Read More

More Legal Troubles for the NFL; Retired Player Files Class Action to Protect Retirees’ Images
Posted on 13 Jul 2011 by Travis Burchart

UPDATE: On July 13 th , ex-Green Bay Packer, Darrell Thompson, filed a similar class action lawsuit in the District of Minnesota. View or download the complaint filed in Thompson v. NFL, 11-01900 (D. Minn. 07-13-11) . Sports Illustrated called... Read More

More Legal Troubles for the NFL; Retired Player Files Class Action to Protect Retirees’ Images
Posted on 13 Jul 2011 by Travis Burchart

UPDATE: On July 13 th , ex-Green Bay Packer, Darrell Thompson, filed a similar class action lawsuit in the District of Minnesota. View or download the complaint filed in Thompson v. NFL, 11-01900 (D. Minn. 07-13-11) . Sports Illustrated called... Read More

Twitter Eats Holes in NBA-Player Gilbert Arenas’ Trademark/Publicity Lawsuit against Reality-TV Show, Basketball Wives
Posted on 22 Sep 2011 by Travis Burchart

Twitter Turns Acidic to Trademark/Right of Publicity Claims Twitter, in the legal world, might prove to be the equivalent of sulphuric acid. In NBA-Player Gilbert Arenas' recent lawsuit against his ex-girlfriend (Laura Govan) and Shed Media's... Read More

Twitter Eats Holes in NBA-Player Gilbert Arenas’ Trademark/Publicity Lawsuit against Reality-TV Show, Basketball Wives
Posted on 22 Sep 2011 by Travis Burchart

Twitter Turns Acidic to Trademark/Right of Publicity Claims Twitter, in the legal world, might prove to be the equivalent of sulphuric acid. In NBA-Player Gilbert Arenas' recent lawsuit against his ex-girlfriend (Laura Govan) and Shed Media's... Read More

Boxer, Floyd Mayweather, Claims Bar’s Super Bowl Party Ad Violated His Trademark/Right of Publicity
Posted on 11 Feb 2013 by Travis Burchart

Boxing great, Floyd Mayweather, has sued The Wine Bistro New Orleans, a bar, restaurant and nightclub, accusing the bar of unfair competition, violating his right of publicity and trademark infringement. The Wine Bistro is accused of posting print... Read More

Borrower Avoids Trademark and Cybersquatting Accusations in Bashing Its Lender Online
Posted on 10 Jan 2013 by Travis Burchart

A Minnesota federal court rejected trademark and cybersquatting claims levied against a borrower that created a website to warn consumers about what it perceived to be a lender's fraudulent business practices. Jalin Realty Capital Advisors v. A... Read More

Michael Jordan Takes Congratulatory Smack-Down to Seventh Circuit after Right of Publicity Claim Fails
Posted on 26 Apr 2012 by Travis Burchart

When somebody talks you up, what's the best way to thank them? Offer them a bouquet of flowers? Send them a card? Take them to court? The third option - a warm "thank you" via complaint - isn't as unlikely as you might suspect.... Read More