Career Spotlight – Jennifer Liu, Chief Legal Officer, The Pokémon Company International, Inc.
Twenty-five years ago tomorrow, the storied Pokémon franchise began with the Japan release of Pocket Monsters Red and Green on the Game Boy. Many of us recall playing classics like Pokémon Red/Blue/Yellow, Gold/Silver/Crystal, and others through the years. When I initially went home at the start of the pandemic, I found my old Game Boy and […]
How are sports leagues clarifying player punishments for sports gambling controversies?
Brown and red leaves weren’t the only unusual sight during last year’s Masters Tournament. On top of an unprecedented November scene at Augusta National, one of the game’s most historic sites witnessed another peculiarity: one of the game’s most influential players donning a sports betting company’s logo on his hat. Bryson DeChambeau, the reigning U.S. […]
Ropes & Gray – In Licensing Journal, Attorneys Examine NCAA Student-Athlete “Right of Publicity” Proposal
To read this article as originally published on Ropes & Gray’s website, click here. To address student–athlete compensation issues, the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I Council approved and introduced a proposal that would allow student–athletes, under certain circumstances, to profit off of the exploitation of their names, images, and likenesses, sometimes known as the […]
EA Sports Returns to College Football: What to Do About the Roster Share Feature?
The wait is over. Earlier this month, EA Sports announced that it would revive its popular college football video game franchise NCAA Football. This time around, however, the game will be called EA Sports College Football. The name is not the only thing that will be different about the game, which marks the first college […]
Volume 12-1 of the print edition of the Harvard Journal of Sports & Entertainment Law will be published here on February 10! The fall issue will feature the following articles: A Proposal for Group Licensing of College Athlete NILs, Jeffrey F. Brown, James Bo Pearl, Jeremy Salinger, and Annie Alvarado One, Two, Sort the Shoe; Three, Four, […]
Analyzing a Creative NIL Proposal – Interview with HLS Clinical Professor Brian Price
In the midst of the ongoing debate over student-athlete compensation and the expansion of Name, Image, and Likeness rights, a Professor at Georgia Tech, and former college athlete himself, Baratunde Cola, has proposed a unique idea: have student-athletes create nonprofit organizations to receive endorsement money, have those athletes pay themselves a portion of the incoming […]
Chidi Oteh is an experienced associate at Ropes & Gray LLP in Boston in their asset management and sports groups. In his sports practice, Chidi works on the negotiation of employment, sponsorship, media and speaking arrangements for various collegiate and professional coaches, administrators and broadcasters. In addition, he assists in the negotiation of sponsorship, licensing, […]
Exploring the NCAA’s Antitrust Arguments Ahead of Oral Argument in NCAA v. Alston
Cert Granted in Alston: Revisiting Board of Regents and the Uniqueness of Antitrust Law’s Applicability to Sports in Light of the NCAA’s Cert Petition As Congress debates federal legislation on the subject of publicity rights for student-athletes, the NCAA works to rebound from a COVID-marred year, and the Supreme Court considers the NCAA’s appeal in NCAA v. […]
Regulating the Blanket License: A Path Towards Terminating the ASCAP/BMI Consent Decrees
Regulating the Blanket License: A Path Towards Terminating the ASCAP/BMI Consent Decrees By Dallin Earl Dallin Earl is a 2020 graduate of Harvard Law School and former president of the Recording Artists Project at HLS. The introduction to Regulating the Blanket License: A Path Towards Terminating the ASCAP/BMI Consent Decrees is below and you can […]