Business Law

Understanding stadium funding Stadium funding has become a controversial topic, especially among taxpayers, due to the burden is often placed on them and their preference that someone else foot the considerable bills. Private vs. public: Paying for a stadium Professional teams’ facilities [...]

Business Law

What makes for transformative social media? An iconic photo is at the center of a potential shift in the relationship between what is considered transformative social media and a violation of copyright law. Social media is a complex topic in terms of copyrights. Text, videos, photos and other [...]

Business Law

What makes for a disparaging trademark? Disparaging band names may turn off potential listeners and dissuade retailers and online marketplaces from carrying albums, but when it comes to who may reject the group, the buck stops with the government. The ruling on the Washington Redskins’ [...]

Business Law

Following a highly-publicized Sony hack in which a vast number of internal documents were stolen, a legal representative for Sony, David Boies, has been sending several strongly worded letters. The recipients include various media outlets, random Twitter users and recently, Twitter itself [...]

Business Law

The Supreme Court recently made a powerful ruling that has implications for the way that we watch TV, and more importantly, the development of disruptive technologies. On June 25th, the Court ruled 6-3 in favor of the networks against a TV startup called Aereo, saying that the company will need [...]

Business Law

Professional athletes are paid millions of dollars every year and to make sure it lasts, many seek out investments. However, these people often find themselves in the middle of financial scams, as advisors and other trusted associates attempt to take advantage of them. Many athletes, including [...]

Business Law

Athletes, celebrities and other well-known people have recognizable names. For this reason, other parties may try to profit from their likeness. In response, famous people may want to consider trademarking their name, but is this possible? If the Trademark Office views a name as [...]