How Boise State Protects its Trademark Blue Turf

Last night, the discussion topic in my Sports Law class was trademark law in sports.  We primarily discussed Indianapolis Colts, Inc. v. Metropolitan Baltimore Football Club Limited Partnership, 34 F.3d 410 (7th Cir.  1994), which involved a trademark dispute between the Indianapolis Colts and the Baltimore CFL Colts (back when the CFL had teams in the […]

Friday Sports Briefs

Jacobs on UConn Football at Fenway and Beyond In the wake of recent reports of a UConn-Notre Dame game at Fenway Park, Jeff Jacobs has an excellent piece on the possibility of UConn playing home football games at venues other than Rentschler Field: In the past, I was against moving games away from Rentschler. The seismic shift […]

Friday Sports Briefs

New York Times Series on Derek Boogaard John Branch of the New York Times has published an outstanding series on Derek Boogaard, the late NHL player who passed away earlier this year at the age of 28.  “Punched Out, The Life and Death of a Hockey Enforcer” covers Boogaard’s rise through the junior leagues in Canada to the NHL and is […]