National Signing Day Brings Excitement, Issues for Minors

By Davidson G. Lucas The television rating for the NFL draft increased 62% between 2002 and 2008[1].  Fans of professional teams are interested to see which college players will be selected by their team while college football fans tune in to see where the recently departed stars from their team will play professionally.  The NFL draft is organized [...]

‘Who Dat’ - NFL, Lousiana Attorney General Clarify Proper Use of Saints Rallying Cry

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The two weeks leading up to the Super Bowl are known for heavy analysis of the participating teams, anticipation of the best commercials and party planning.  Recently, another Super Bowl tradition has taken hold: the NFL’s zealous protection of its trademarks. The latest example involves the New Orleans Saints, and the chant “Who dat say [...]

CT Sports Law’s Top 10 Story Lines of 2009: Part I

With 2009 coming to a close, I have compiled a list of the top story lines and accompanying blog posts from the past year.  Part I will list story lines 6 through 10; Part II will be posted tomorrow and will include 2 through 5; and the top story line will be posted on New Year’s Eve.  Thank you for your readership, [...]

MLB, Red Sox & Bon Jovi Tangled Up in Copyright Lawsuit

Sox and Dawgs has the scoop on the copyright infringement lawsuit filed by Bart Steele against Turner Broadcasting, Major League Baseball, The Boston Red Sox, and Bon Jovi.  The lawsuit arises from what Steele alleges to be the improper use of his song “Man I Love This Team” in the production of a commercial for [...]

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