Author: Carrie Ward

Sep 2021

Johansson Sues Disney for Streaming Black Widow: A Cautionary Tale in Intellectual Property and Platforms

At the end of July, star of the new film Black Widow Scarlett Johansson sued Walt Disney Entertainment for breaching…

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Jun 2021

Supreme Court Holds That NCAA’S Non-Profit Status Does Not Allow It To Prevent Student Athletes From Seeking Compensation For Their Sports Performance Or Endorsements

In a major decision, by a unanimous 9-0 vote, the United States Supreme Court ruled recently that the NCAA’s non-profit…

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Apr 2021

The Tug of War over Words on the Trademark Battlefield

It is hardly breaking news when The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) turns away a trademark application that presents…

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Mar 2021

Dr. Seuss and Star Trek Mashup: Boldly Falling Short of Parody

Oh, the Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss is a classic. A staple of children’s libraries and graduation gifts, many of…

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Feb 2021

What’s in a Name? Maybe a lot of Money for NCAA Athletes

For years the National Collegiate Association of Athletics has placed restrictions on student-athletes and how they can earn money. Schools…

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Feb 2021

The Stimulus May Modernize Intellectual Property

On December 27, 2020, former President Trump signed a wide-ranging bill, “The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2020,” into law. While…

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Jan 2021

Use of NFL Trademarks Now and During the Super Bowl

Super Bowl LV in Tampa, Florida will look different this year.  It is the first Super Bowl being played during…

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Sep 2020

The NFL is Good at Many Things, Especially Trademark Enforcement

Are you ready for some football in 2020?  We are living in some strange times due to the Covid-19 pandemic,…

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Aug 2020

Ward named SJ Magazine’s Top Attorneys in Sports Law

Congratulations to Carrie Ward on her selection by peers to the list of SJ Magazine’s Top Attorneys for 2020 in…

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Jul 2020

Failure to Comply: FCC Warns Radio Stations to Follow The Rules

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently found that six radio stations were not complying with their political file obligations. The…

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