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...
GOP Tax Plan Doesn’t See Fun in Stadium Funding

GOP Tax Plan Doesn’t See Fun in Stadium Funding

In the latest tax reform proposal, private activity bonds – a standard tool to finance stadium construction for decades – have been placed on the chopping block. House Republicans released proposed tax reforms that would eliminate private activity bonds. Interest...
Online Sports Wagering? Don’t Bet On It

Online Sports Wagering? Don’t Bet On It

On October 30, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed House Bill 271, a gaming expansion bill that legalizes, among other things, online sports betting in Pennsylvania. Wolf’s signature comes a week after the state legislature passed the bill, which legalizes and...
Pulling Weeds out of NBA’s Banned Substances List

Pulling Weeds out of NBA’s Banned Substances List

Former National Basketball Association (“NBA”) Commissioner David Stern has announced that he believes marijuana should be removed from the NBA’s banned substances list. In a documentary for the online sports programming network Uninterrupted, Stern speaks with former...