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 […]

CT Bar Association Event to Feature Sports Law Panel

I am pleased to announce that I’ll be a panelist at a Connecticut Bar Association event, the Federal Practice Bench-Bar Conference, on Friday, October 19.  I’ll be joining Professor Kenneth Shropshire, Director of the Wharton Sports Business Initiative at the University of Pennsylvania and Professor Alan Sack, Professor of Sports Management, University of New Haven, on a panel discussing […]

Friday Sports Briefs

UFL Set to Play in E. Hartford on November 12 As part of the UFL’s inaugural season, the Florida Tuskers and New York Sentinels will play at Rentschler Field on November 12.  The game signifies the possibility that the upstart league will field a team in Hartford in its second year. UConn football is off that week, […]

Tuesday Sports Briefs

The State of College Football in New Haven On Wednesday, August 5, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce will host Chalk Talk, a panel of New Haven’s collegiate football coaches at Hula Hank’s.  The panel features the University of New Haven’s Peter Rossomando, who will lead the return of UNH football; […]