Overview: Agreements among a football league, its teams, and a licensor formed by
the teams to license their intellectual property constituted concerted
action that was subject to antitrust scrutiny under 15 U.S.C.S. § 1. The
teams' decisions to collectively license their separately...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) The U.S.
Supreme Court on May 24 unanimously held that 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’...
Among the stories on this video edition of
LexisNexis Legal News, the U.S. Supreme Court finds the NFL acted in concerted
action in granting a company an exclusive license to use team trademarks on
apparel, and, rules that ERISA provides a court discretion to award fees and
costs to either party in a...
James R. McGibbon,
Carla Wong McMillian, Jeffrey P. Bialos, Steuart H. Thomsen
In American Needle, Inc. v. National
Football League , 560 U.S. __ (2010), the Supreme Court unanimously held
that teams in the National Football League and a corporate entity that they
formed to manage their intellectual...
In the valedictory antitrust opinion of Justice John Paul
Stevens, joined by all eight other justices, the Supreme Court held on
May 24, 2010, in American Needle, Inc. v.
National Football League , et al., that collective licensing
activities of member
teams of the National Football League (NFL) constitute...