What and Where is “Happy Valley?” The Latest in a Line of Collegiate Trademark Disputes

Pennsylvania State University could be making life harder for businesses nationwide that use the words “Happy Valley.”  On December 4th, 2018, Penn State filed a trademark application for “Happy Valley.”  Why, you may ask?  “Happy Valley” is generally used by locals to describe the area where Penn State is located.  In seeking this trademark, Penn... Continue Reading →

Kemari Averett: U of L’s Persona Non Grata

What a Delayed Suspension Meant for Kemari Averett, U of L Cardinals, & His Accusers Louisville Sophomore tight end Kemari Averett was suspended indefinitely on October 16, after his arrest the previous day for allegedly threatening his pregnant girlfriend at gunpoint on October 14.  Since news of the suspension, Averett has also been accused of raping a... Continue Reading →

When $10 Million isn’t Enough…

Disturbing and heartbreaking. Those are the words NBA commissioner Adam Silver used to describe the just-released report on systemic misconduct in the Dallas Mavericks organization. Those words do not go far enough. I’d suggest inexcusable and unacceptable. The report is the end result of a months-long investigation into allegations of rampant sexual harassment and mistreatment... Continue Reading →

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