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.
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.
The "historical" description of trademarks originating in cattle branding is simply wrong.
Very practical - great examples.
Case studies and examples are helpful.
Fun topic made particularly interesting by the discussion of cases involving well-known events, people, companies, and entities. I enjoyed it a lot.
Very clear and organized presentation.
very good class
great clear lecture enjoyable great overview
Enjoyable review of material.
Fantastic. Very informative and thought provoking. The lecturer did a great job.
Some interesting issues presented in a clear manner
This is very interesting topic.
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.
Very clear and interesting. Nice historical approach.
Very interesting and informative.
Made the subject easy and enjoyable to learn.
Thank you for a great course!
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.
Great presentation, thanks!
It was a good program.
Great instructor. Interesting topic.
Well-informed presenter on a dynamic topic. Perfectly paced and well-formed presentation.
Very thorough and enjoyable (even thought I have zero interest in sports)
Well paced and kept the topic interesting.
Gary was wonderful!
I thought it was a great overview of IP issues in sports.
Interesting material, especially with respect to the Tiger Woods yacht issue.
One of the more interesting CLEs
If I could give the guy a 10 for his presentation I would.
Really excellent lecture!
Really enjoyed the application of law to well known events.
I'm really happy to have found Lawline through the Above the Law blog!
Interesting and very well presented.
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.
great presenter on potentially boring topic ...
great course. very good speaker
Excelllent speaker & content
Very good course
Very good presentation. Covered a lot in one hour.
Good basic course but kind of dry. It's a great topic and could have been more engaging