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

(196 Ratings)

Produced on: February 12, 2018

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 60 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

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


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. 


Thomas C.

Interesting and very well presented.

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.

Howard C.

great presenter on potentially boring topic ...

Jeffrey W.

great course. very good speaker

Barbara B.

Excelllent speaker & content

Mark J.

Very good course

Mario M.

Very good presentation. Covered a lot in one hour.

Gregg M.

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

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