UB Sports Law Day

University at Buffalo Sports Law students capped off their great semester with UB Sports Law day.  We began the day visiting Jim Sandoro at the Pierce-Arrow Museum.  Mr. Sandoro gave us a tour of the transportation museum while discussing the history of the museum and the surrounding neighborhood.  In discussing the surrounding neighborhood Mr. Sandoro... Continue Reading →

Suspended Indefinitely, Gordon Signs Tender

Photo Credit: CBS Sports Is the NFL undermining its own authority? Josh Gordon's well-chronicled story took an interesting turn Tuesday as the 28 year-old receiver signed his one-year tender worth $2.025 million. Despite being drafted in the 2012 Supplemental Draft, Gordon has only three accrued NFL seasons. A player earns an accrued season by being... Continue Reading →

The Unique Law Governing Olympic Trademarks

While it is common for sports leagues and organizations to be protective of their trademarks, the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has unique trademark rights over various Olympic-related trademarks that no other American organization has. The 2020 Summer Olympics will be held in Tokyo in just over a year from now.  In preparation for the... Continue Reading →

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 →

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