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What Comes Next for the NCAA Name, Image, and Likeness Rules?

image by fitzcrittle / Shutterstock.com There have been massive changes in American collegiate sports since this past summer: On June 30, 2021, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”) radically changed course and announced that it would no longer penalize student athletes who profit off of continue reading...

Judge Rejects Greek Freak’s Shot for Damages

We previously wrote about a series of trademark lawsuits filed by NBA MVP and now NBA champion Giannis Antetokounmpo over the use of his nickname “Greek Freak”. Those lawsuits all contained similar allegations: that the defendants sold merchandise online bearing Antetokounmpo’s name, nickname and/or likeness, continue reading...

Final Rules for Trademark Modernization Act in Effect This Weekend – New Nonuse Procedures Available and Shortened Office Action Deadlines on the Horizon

Attention trademark practitioners: the finalized rules implementing the 2020 Trademark Modernization Act (“TMA”) go into effect this weekend, on December 18, 2021. Significantly, this marks the availability of three new mechanisms for eliminating “deadwood” registrations: petitions for reexamination, petitions for expungement, and a new nonuse continue reading...