Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Illinois Federal Judge Denies NFL Summary Judgment In Exclusive Licensing Case

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Illinois Federal Judge Denies NFL Summary Judgment In Exclusive Licensing Case

CHICAGO - A federal judge in Illinois on April 7 denied cross-motions for summary judgment on American Needle Inc.'s antitrust claims related to conduct by the National Football League, its 32 teams and the clubs' wholly owned licensing company in granting an exclusive license to Reebok International Ltd. to use the NFL's and teams' trademarks on apparel (American Needle, Inc. v. New Orleans Louisiana Saints, et al., No. 04-cv-7806, N.D. Ill.; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 47527).

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