Author: Mitchell Stabbe

Solve for “X”: NFL is to Super Bowl® as USOC is to Olympics® as NCAA is to X® (There Is More Than One Correct Answer!)

By: Mitchell Stabbe, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP via the Broadcast Law Blog It was almost exactly one year ago that we reported that the National Collegiate Athletic Association filed a trademark infringement action in federal court against a company that ran online sports-themed promotions and sweepstakes under the marks “April Madness” and “Final 3.” The… read more

2018 Update on Super Bowl Advertising and Promotions

By: Mitchell Stabbe, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP via the Broadcast Law Blog For many years, we have posted guidelines about engaging in or accepting advertising or promotions that directly or indirectly allude to the Super Bowl without a license from the NFL. We are at that time of year again, so here is an updated… read more

It’s Madness! Be Wary of Using the NCAA’s Trademarks

By: Mitchell Stabbe, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP via the Broadcast Law Blog Less than a week ago, the National Collegiate Athletic Association filed a trademark infringement action in federal court against a company that runs an online sports-themed promotions and contests under the marks “April Madness” and “Final 3.” The NCAA is seeking injunctive relief,… read more

Annual Super Bowl Advisory for Stations/Advertisers

By: Mitchell Stabbe, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP via the Broadcast Law Blog Last year, we posted some guidelines about engaging in or accepting advertising or promotions that directly or indirectly alludes to the Super Bowl without a license from the NFL. We are at that time of year again, so here is an updated version… read more

Trademark Basics, Part Five: Trademarks on the Internet

By: Mitchell Stabbe, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP Once you have identified your marks and sought protection through registration for some or all of them, there are still going to be other issues that you will need to consider. Trademark owners have an obligation to police their marks and take steps to stop infringers. Otherwise, they… read more