Redskins Trademark Cancelled: What Does it Mean?

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The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)  cancelled six trademarks for the name “Washington Redskins” on the grounds that the mark is offensive to Native Americans. But what does it all mean? Here are answers to some of the questions people are asking: What law is at issue?  The Lanham Act controls trademarks.  In particular, […]

Athletes and Money

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By Rick Krollman Athletes and money is an interesting mix. Talented athletes can go from making nothing to potentially hundreds of millions overnight. The millionaire athlete presents unique challenges for financial advisors. And for the athlete, there are key points to consider when putting together a financial team in order to assure a financial plan […]

Kansas State Finally Grants Release to Romero

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On Tuesday, Kansas State provided Leticia Romero with a waiver to transfer to any school outside the Big 12, ending what ESPN.com called “an embarrassing spat.” Kansas State initially denied Romero a waiver due to suspected tampering by the former coaching staff of Kansas State and sustained the denial on appeal.  Subsequently, athletic director John […]

NCAA Transfer Rules: An Argument in Favor of a Union

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During the debate over the potential unionization of collegiate student-athletes, many have argued against a union by pointing to the fact that student-athletes receive scholarships.  That argument misses the point that student-athletes aren’t only looking for compensation and health benefits, but they are looking for a voice in NCAA and university matters.  At present, student-athletes […]

Concussions and the Future of Football

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Last spring, I participated in a discussion at the University of Connecticut School of Law entitled “A Panel Examining the Legal Implications of the NFL Concussion Lawsuits & the Future of Football.”  Sports Law Professor Lewis Kurlantzick moderated the panel, which consisted of me and sports attorneys Rob Romano and Paul Anderson.  We had a great time […]

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