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What’s in a Name? An Introduction to IP Issues in Sports

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Produced on February 12, 2018

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Course Information

Time 60 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

Course Description

Sports is arguably the most visible industry in American media, given the proliferation of sports networks and televised sporting events over the past two decades. This has invited greater scrutiny over the brand that is used to market teams and the public image of individual athletes.

This one-hour program will introduce attorneys to the three major types of intellectual property that apply to the sports business: trademark, copyright and the right of publicity. It will highlight both seminal and recent cases involving trademark, copyright and individual property right disputes in both professional and intercollegiate sports.

This program, presented by veteran trial attorney and Montclair State University professor Gary J. Chester, will also address the fundamental goals of protecting intellectual property and discusses how they have been applied in cases involving unique issues in sports.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Gain a basic understanding of intellectual property rights of businesses and individuals
  2. Examine how trademark, copyright and appropriation law applies in the sports industry
  3. Identify the issues involved in contemporary intellectual property issues in sports


Credit Information

This course is pre-approved for CLE credit in the following states. If your state is not listed, contact support for more information on how to receive credit

Lawline reports attorney attendance in select states. View more about CLE reporting .

Faculty

Gary J. Chester is a New Jersey trial attorney who has been in practice since 1983. He has reported and commented on sports law issues for The New York Times, CNN, ESPN Sportsticker, WFAN, KMOX, Street & Smith’s Sports Business Journal, and others. Mr. Chester has served as an adjunct professor at two New Jersey colleges since 2008, where he teaches several courses in law, including The Law of Sports, Entertainment and Tourism. 



Reviews

AH
Amy H.

This is very interesting topic.

NL
Nelson L.

Interesting course.

JG
James G.

Very good

AV
Anthony V.

Well-done presentation.

KF
Kathryn F.

Excellent!

NH
Nancy H.

I really enjoyed this CLE. What a great way to learn a subject - relate it to current material. This presenter was great. Thank you for the informative and enjoyable seminar.

KB
Kimberly B.

Very clear and interesting. Nice historical approach.

AW
Amanda W.

Very interesting and informative.

RH
Robert H.

Made the subject easy and enjoyable to learn.

AJ
Anne J.

Thank you for a great course!

NG
Noah G.

I genuinely enjoyed this, which is not so usual for me to say about CLE. Basic information was provided which is good because I am not an IP person and the examples were both interesting and explained well.

SC
Stephen C.

Great presentation, thanks!

KW
Kyle W.

It was a good program.

BS
Brandon S.

Great instructor. Interesting topic.

DB
David B.

Well-informed presenter on a dynamic topic. Perfectly paced and well-formed presentation.

AS
Allison S.

Very thorough and enjoyable (even thought I have zero interest in sports)

JD
Jeffrey D.

Well paced and kept the topic interesting.

SL
Steven L.

excellent

DC
DEENA C.

Gary was wonderful!

CM
Christopher M.

I thought it was a great overview of IP issues in sports.

ER
Ellen R.

Thank you.

JS
Jessica S.

Interesting material, especially with respect to the Tiger Woods yacht issue.

JL
Jonathon L.

One of the more interesting CLEs

RP
Richard P.

If I could give the guy a 10 for his presentation I would.

MR
Melanie R.

Great lecturer!

AH
Allen H.

Great.

CD
Chirag D.

Really excellent lecture!

MT
Michele T.

Really enjoyed the application of law to well known events.

JH
John H.

Many thanks!

MB
Molly B.

I'm really happy to have found Lawline through the Above the Law blog!

CB
Christina B.

Good course

RB
Rebecca B.

thank you!

TC
Thomas C.

Interesting and very well presented.

NB
Nathan B.

Fun presentation about an area I spend a lot of time enjoying. I took Sports Law in Law School and it is and was interesting.

HC
Howard C.

great presenter on potentially boring topic ...

JW
Jeffrey W.

great course. very good speaker

BB
Barbara B.

Excelllent speaker & content

MJ
Mark J.

Very good course

MM
Mario M.

Very good presentation. Covered a lot in one hour.

GM
Gregg M.

Good basic course but kind of dry. It's a great topic and could have been more engaging

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