To Game, or Not to Game: The Legalization of Esports Tournaments in Maryland

Maryland is taking steps to legalize prize-based esports tournaments. As professional video game tournaments (esports) continue to rise in popularity, the law needs to catch up to accommodate this new form of entertainment.  Endorsements, intellectual property, contracts, and esports betting are among the top concerns facing esports players today.  Yet, there are still states where... Continue Reading →

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 →

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