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 →

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 →

“USA! USA! USA!”

At 3:00 am, the chant reverberated through my home.   As a family with seven hockey playing kids, five of whom are girls, we have been closely following the USA women's ice hockey team.  As the game progressed and Canada took the lead into the third period, we were riveted to the screen.  When Monique Lamoureux... Continue Reading →

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