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More Legal Troubles for the NFL; Retired Player Files Class Action to Protect Retirees’ Images

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 NFL Films "the most effective propaganda organ...

Twitter Eats Holes in NBA-Player Gilbert Arenas’ Trademark/Publicity Lawsuit against Reality-TV Show, Basketball Wives

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 reality show, Basketball Wives: Los Angeles...

Michael Jordan Takes Congratulatory Smack-Down to Seventh Circuit after Right of Publicity Claim Fails

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. Take for instance Michael Jordan, who this week filed...

Borrower Avoids Trademark and Cybersquatting Accusations in Bashing Its Lender Online

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 Better Wireless , 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 2461 (D....

Boxer, Floyd Mayweather, Claims Bar’s Super Bowl Party Ad Violated His Trademark/Right of Publicity

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 advertisements as well as a YouTube advertisement...