Posts Tagged: national football league


Stan Honey, Inventor of the 1st & 10 Yellow Line First Down Marker

Stan Honey’s advances in sports graphics technology are outlined in the patent for which he was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame. U.S. …
By Steve Brachmann
1 year ago 2

Supreme Court Ruling Opens Door to Additional Constitutional Challenges to the Lanham Act

The Supreme Court ruled that the anti-disparagement clause in the Lanham Act violates the Free Speech Clause in the First Amendment. Matal v. Tam. As a result, …
By Damian R LaPlaca
3 years ago 0

Industry Reaction to SCOTUS First Amendment Decision in Matal v. Tam

Lauren Emerson, Baker Botts, LLP: "Today’s decision, while not surprising, is momentous, as any decision striking a longstanding legislative provision based on freedom of speech would …
By Gene Quinn & Renee C. Quinn
3 years ago 8

Other Barks & Bites for Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

On the menu this week for Other Barks & Bites... Video game systems developed by Nintendo and Sony are targeted in a patent infringement suit filed in Delaware …
By IPWatchdog
3 years ago 2

New England Patriots earn trademarks to promote a 19-0 perfect season that never was

On December 6th, 2016, the USPTO registered U.S. Trademark Registration No. 5095619, which protects the use of the standard character mark “PERFECT SEASON” in commerce. One week later …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 5

Cowboys’ Prescott and Elliott in hunt for the Super Bowl and U.S. trademark registration

Not only are these two young men rising NFL stars who look as though they will have very promising careers; they’re also intellectual property owners. An …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

Counterfeit NFL jerseys highlight issues of fake apparel from China

Misspellings, $20 for a $200 jersey, encouraging use of Western Union wire transfers, and no visible mention of being officially licensed NFL merchandise should raise at least some suspicions... …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 6

Oakland Raiders file three trademark applications suggesting potential Las Vegas relocation

On August 20th, the Oakland Raiders filed three trademark applications with the USPTO for standard character marks on “Las Vegas Raiders,” suggesting the team is very serious …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

How head impacts challenge the NFL to improve helmet innovation

The harder and more unbreakable the helmet the better it is to protect from a cosmetic standpoint, but the more likely the helmet will transfer the power …
By Gene Quinn & Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 0

Bad News for the Redskins Trademark – Registration Exempt from First Amendment Scrutiny

Last Wednesday the Eastern District of Virginia issued its opinion and order on cross-motions for summary judgment in Pro-Football v. Blackhorse, the case in which the National …
By Brian Focarino
5 years ago 1

Seattle Football and The Twelfth Man Trademark

As part of the settlement agreement, Seattle can use the number 12, and whatever rendition of 12 it wishes, so long as it sufficiently distinguishes whatever mark it comes …
By Beth Hutchens
5 years ago 11

Concussion Science, Stagnant Helmet Innovation and the NFL

Much of the science behind how concussions are sustained is still underdeveloped, but rotational forces created on the brain when a body sustains an off-center hit may …
By Steve Brachmann
6 years ago 8

Follow Friday: IP Tweeters You Should Follow on Twitter

If you are a user of Twitter you have probably seen more than a few tweets using "#FF" followed by a number of names. #FF stands for "…
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 2

NFL Players vs. Owners: A Hail Mary of a Lawsuit

About 10 years ago, the NFLP decided that they wanted Reebok (and only Reebok) to make hats with the teams’ logos on them. American Needle, Inc., a competitor …
By Beth Hutchens
9 years ago 4

The Wait Continues: Another Day Without a Bilski Decision

After 6 months and 15 days we still wait for a decision in Bilski v. Kappos, perhaps the most anticipated Supreme Court patent decision of all time. So, once …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 29