Protecting IP Rights in the Sports and Entertainment Industries
Policing IP and Reputational Rights on Social Media, Structuring Sponsorships and Endorsements, Negotiating Licensing Deals
Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will provide guidance to IP counsel advising athletes, media personalities and others in the sports and entertainment industries on managing key intellectual property challenges. The panel will discuss infringement and enforcement, including monitoring and protecting against unauthorized use of their brands on social media. The panel will also discuss utilizing trademark, copyright and licensing agreements to protect IP rights and enhance the brand.
- Protecting IP rights in sports and entertainment
- Policing IP and reputational rights, monitoring for infringement
- Rights of publicity
- Sponsorships and endorsements
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What are the infringement vulnerabilities for athletes, entertainers and media personalities?
- What are best practices to proactively protect brands from infringement by social media site users, without losing the marketing advantages?
- What are key considerations when negotiating with entities, such as a team, league, festival or stadium?
- What strategies should IP counsel employ to enforce IP rights in sports and entertainment?
Thomas M. Dunlap
Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig
Mr. Dunlap’s practice focuses on patent, trademark, trade secret, commercial, business, and government... | Read More
Mr. Dunlap’s practice focuses on patent, trademark, trade secret, commercial, business, and government contracts disputes, litigation and transactions. He has authored numerous books, including Chapter 8 of the Virginia Lawyer’s Deskbook (Intellectual Property) (VA CLE 2013 & 2015), IP Litigation for the Everyday Lawyer (2011), and Speaking Objections (2009). He also works with film industry professionals in a variety of areas including copyright, licensing, distribution, contract, compliance, fundraising and clearance.Close
Michael D. (Mike) Hobbs, Jr.
Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders
Mr. Hobbs focuses his practice on intellectual property, dividing his time between litigation and client counseling in... | Read More
Mr. Hobbs focuses his practice on intellectual property, dividing his time between litigation and client counseling in the fields of trademark, copyright, false advertising, and unfair competition law. He has experience in negotiating complex trademark and copyright licenses, in litigation before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and with large-scale trademark clearance and registration projects. He is frequently invited to speak at industry conferences and on panels on current IP issues in industries such as sports, entertainment, technology and media.Close
Michael D. Steger
Law Offices of Michael D. Steger
Mr. Steger’s boutique practice focuses on IP, entertainment and media law. Since 1993, Mr. Steger has sought to... | Read More
Mr. Steger’s boutique practice focuses on IP, entertainment and media law. Since 1993, Mr. Steger has sought to help solve his clients’ problems and expand their business opportunities. Whether in business transactions, litigation and other disputes, or counseling behind the scenes, he has used his experience as an attorney at large and mid-sized firms, as well as in-house counsel, to focus on providing value to clients. A noted speaker on IP, entertainment and media law issues, Mr. Steger is Co-Chair of the ABA Copyright Litigation Subcommittee of the IP Litigation Committee.Close
The Law Office of Jaia Thomas
Ms. Thomas has a multi-service law practice specializing in sports and entertainment that focuses on providing... | Read More
Ms. Thomas has a multi-service law practice specializing in sports and entertainment that focuses on providing quality and customized legal solutions to corporations and individuals in all facets of the sports and entertainment industry. Ms. Thomas has an understanding of the industry not only from a legal perspective but also from a practical perspective as she has worked in various capacities in the entertainment industry. Ms. Thomas is an instructor at UCLA, where she teaches a course titled Copyright Law in the Entertainment Industry.Close