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U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee: The Gold Standard for Trademark Protection. By Kelli Ovies August 3, 2021

The Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act is a United States law (codified at 36 U.S.C. Sec. 220501 et seq. of the United States Code) that charters and grants monopoly status to the United States Olympic Committee, and specifies requirements for its member national governing bodies for individual sports.

Minefield or Mint? Endorsement deals come thick and fast for college athletes, as NCAA floodgates open. BY Khristopher J. Brooks July 29, 2021 MONEYWATCH

The NCAA must now let student athletes profit from their own images, setting up enforcement headaches. The NCAA bans payment to induce athletes to pick a school or to reward specific performances.

The NCAA faces the hurdle of drawing a line between legitimate endorsement deals and those of prohibited compensation arrangements designed to look legitimate. These complex rights deals can hinge on several variables, and the value of an athlete’s image may be tied to athletic success that’s not supposed to be directly rewarded.

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David M. Adler is an attorney, author, educator, entrepreneur, and founder of a boutique intellectual property law firm. The firm is professionally-recognized as a leader counseling creative professionals, talent, financiers, and entrepreneurs across the interrelated areas of Intellectual Property, Arts, Entertainment & Media, Communications & Technology, and Corporate Law.

PGA Tour’s early win over LIV Turned largely on the fact that payments to Players accounted for damages they would likely suffer if not allowed to play. No irreparable harm to support injunction. https://www.wsj.com/articles/liv-golf-pga-tour-contracts-cameron-smith-fedex-cup-11660145924

PGA Tour’s early win over LIV Turned largely on the fact that payments to Players accounted for damages they would likely suffer if not allowed to play. No irreparable harm to support injunction. https://www.wsj.com/articles/liv-golf-pga-tour-contracts-cameron-smith-fedex-cup-11660145924