Slam Dunk for Federal Prosecutors in NCAA Suit

Slam Dunk for Federal Prosecutors in NCAA Suit

  On Wednesday, a jury of eight returned with unanimous guilty verdicts against Jim Gatto, a former Adidas marketing executive, Merl Code, a former Adidas consultant, and Christian Dawkins, an aspiring sports agent, after three days and 18 hours’ worth of...
Nike Gets the ‘W’ in ‘Jumpman’ Copyright Suit

Nike Gets the ‘W’ in ‘Jumpman’ Copyright Suit

On Tuesday, February 27, a 2-1 split Ninth Circuit panel rejected a copyright suit against Nike Inc. alleging the athletic company’s “Jumpman” logo infringed on a photographer’s copyright. The court ruled that the logo was not substantially similar enough to Jacobus...
College Athletes Sue Fantasy Sports Gambling Sites

College Athletes Sue Fantasy Sports Gambling Sites

In May 2016, a class of former college athletes sued FanDuel and DraftKings, alleging that the sites wrongfully profited from their likenesses. Relying on Indiana’s right of publicity statute, the former college athletes argued that FanDuel and DraftKings...