Friday Sports Briefs

RG3 Files Trademark Applications

Robert Griffin, III, Heisman Trophy winner and first round draft pick of the Washington Redskins, has filed four trademark applications to protect his name, nicknames and catchphrase, according to Nate Davis of the USA Today.  He has filed applications for the marks “RGIII”, “RG3”, “Robert Griffin III” and “Unbelievably Believable.”  Perhaps Griffin and his representatives read this article by Ryan S. Hilbert of Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP on trademarking sports catchphrases.

Governor Malloy Seeks to Revive UConn-Boston College Rivalry

Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy, having already weighed in on whether UConn should seek admission to the ACC, has stated his preference for the revival of the UConn-BC rivalry.  The relationship between the schools has apparently been frosty since BC left for the Big East and UConn sued BC.  Jeff Otterbein of the Hartford Courant has the story.

Lessons on Marist v. Brady Verdict

Mike Benischek of the Poughkeepsie Journal opined on the lessons from the college’s lawsuit and trial against its former basketball coach, Matt Brady.  Benischek writes that the verdict in favor of Marist but lack of a damages award amounts to a hollow victory.

For more on Marist v. Brady, see the following CT Sports Law posts:

A Beacon in Poughkeepsie: Marist Claims Victory Over James Madison in Coaching Contract Suit

Marist Settles with James Madison, Goes to Trial v. Brady

Marist v. Brady: Jury Find in Favor of Marist, But Awards no Damages

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