Category Archives: Sports IP

Don’t Scream: Copyright Infringement Case Finds for “Scary Terry” Rozier



Dont Scream. Copyright Infringement Case Finds for Scary Terry RozierIn this episode of the Briefing by the IP Law Blog, Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss a Copyright dispute between professional Basketball player, Terry Rozier III and holiday product manufacturer, Easter Unlimited, over his use of the iconic ghost mask from the horror film, “Scream.”

Watch this episode on the Weintraub YouTube Channel, here.


Naming Rights for LA Clippers Dome: FinTech Steps Intuit



This week on the Briefing by the IP Law Blog, Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss the naming rights agreement between the Los Angeles Clippers and Intuit whereby the Clippers agreed to name their new $1.8 billion arena in Inglewood, California, the Intuit Dome.

Watch this episode on the Weintraub YouTube channel, here.


Dealmaking Pitfalls in NCAA’s New NIL Policy



Dealmaking Pitfalls in NCAA's New NIL PolicyIn this week’s episode of The Briefing by the IP Law BlogScott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss the NCAA’s recent policy change which allows college athletes to monetize their NIL, as well as potential downsides to the new policy.

Watch the full episode on the Weintraub YouTube channel, here.


Bonus Olympic Episode: IOC Gets Gold in Trademark Enforcement



Graphic with episode title: IOC Gets Gold In Trademark EnforcementIn this bonus episode of the Briefing by the IP Law Blog, Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss the stringent trademark enforcement protection for Olympic symbols, words, and phrases as well as recent lawsuits that have reinforced that protection.

Lawsuits discussed:
San Francisco Arts & Athletics, Inc. v United States Olympic Committee
USOPC v Puma

Watch the video version of this episode on YouTube, here.


Nike Threatens Fire & Brimstone Over Satanic Custom Shoe Makers



Graphic that reads: The Briefing The Ip Law Blog Nike Threatens Fire & Brimstone Over Satanic Custom Shoe MakerIn this week’s episode of The Briefing by The IP Law Blog, attorneys Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss the trademark litigation between Nike and a custom shoe maker, MSCHF (pronounced “Mischief”). In Nike Inc. v MSCHF Product Studio, Inc. Nike sued MSCHF over unauthorized versions of the Nike Air Max 97 featuring satanic imagery. The shoes were tied into marketing by Rapper Lil Nas X, and all 666 pairs created by MSCHF were sold.

View the video recording of this episode on the Weintraub Tobin YouTube channel, here.


SPIN Trademark Has Peloton Wrapped Around the Axel



Peloton petitions to establish that SPIN and SPINNING are generic terms and can’t be trademarked. Josh and Scott discuss Peloton bringing a case against Mad Dogg’s trademarks and how they are now generic.

Read Scott Hervey’s post about the topic on the IP Law Blog.