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) .
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of the case involve ex-professional athlete Bo Jackson, the "Bo Burger," and
the talking cow from the Chick-fil-A commercials.
and Bo Jackson came to...
Trademarks once again prove the great unifier
between chicken and athletics. Last August, it brought together Bo Jackson and Chick-fil-A . Now, football powerhouse Ohio
State University has its trademark sights set on poultry manufacturer, Park Farms.
Yesterday, Ohio State filed a trademark complaint...
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The Alabama Crimson Tide came rolling into court this week
only to find its trademark claims stuffed at the goal line. Who did the stuffing? The First Amendment,
with a little help from the 11 th Circuit. As the court stated:
[W]e have no hesitation in joining
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At the dawn of Tim Tebow mania, so many eons ago, man became
infatuated with the art of "Tebowing." Like its predecessors "planking" and "moon
walking," Tebowing became a verb that would be with us for generations to come.
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Under NCAA rules, boosters can't pay college athletes, but
apparently, the courts can.
The Houston Chronicle is reporting that the NCAA has determined
that Texas A&M quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner, Johnny Manziel, can
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