In Memoriam: Matt Benedict

Professor Nellie Drew, Director - UB Center for the Advancement of SportLast week, the UB Sports Law community was devastated by the loss of one of its most vibrant, enthusiastic members. Matt Benedict, a second year law student, died suddenly on July 1st. The photo above shows Matt, on the far right, with some of... Continue Reading →

IS NIKE’S CONTROVERSY OVER SPONSORING PREGNANT ATHLETES A VIOLATION OF EMPLOYMENT LAW?

Allyson Felix, six-time Olympic gold medalist Photo Credit: Fleet Feet Sports Less than two weeks ago, Nike-sponsored Olympian runners Alysia Montaño and Kara Goucher broke their nondisclosure agreements with Nike to make their stories about Nike sponsorship public. More specifically, these women opened up about discriminatory and unfair treatment by Nike during and immediately after... Continue Reading →

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 →

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑