What Happened in Vegas Should Stay in Vegas: How the New Seattle NHL Franchise Can Avoid Another “Golden Knights” Trademark Controversy

The new Seattle NHL Franchise will be settling upon a name in the not-so-distant future, though they will have to be sure to avoid the trademark issues that affected the Vegas Golden Knights. On December 4th, 2018, the National Hockey League (NHL) awarded the City of Seattle an expansion team to the delight of Seattle... Continue Reading →

Patagonia v. Anheuser-Busch: A Trademark Dispute Over “Patagonia” is Brewing

Outdoor apparel company Patagonia has sued Anheuser-Busch, Budweiser’s parent company, for trademark infringement over a beer line using the same name. This week, outdoor apparel company Patagonia filed a lawsuit against Anheuser-Busch InBev, Budweiser’s parent company.  Their lawsuit claims that the beer company’s Patagonia beer infringes its trademark in “Patagonia.”  In addition, Patagonia alleges that... Continue Reading →

Thank You, Cierra!

Congrats to our very own Cierra Dillard, as she became the first player in WNBA history to be drafted from UB. The star combo-guard and Rochester native was drafted 20th overall by the Minnesota Lynx in Wednesday’s draft, after leading the Bulls to back-to-back appearances in the NCAA tournament. In her final season, Dillard set... Continue Reading →

Marijuana: The NBA’s Next Frontier?

The expansion of medicinal marijuana, as well as the legalization of recreational marijuana on a state level over the last half decade, has brought with it several consequences. One of these consequences is the need for organizations to make tough decisions regarding whether to allow the use of the drug within their organization once it... Continue Reading →

The AAF’s Relationship with The NFL Was Built to Fail

On Tuesday, the AAF officially suspended operations for the 2019 season. Notwithstanding profitability concerns, the palpable unwillingness of the NFL to support the organization was leaked as a reason for the league’s uncertain future. But AAF’s aspirations of becoming a developmental league were doomed from the start. Every few years a wealthy investor attempts to... Continue Reading →

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