Tag Archives: business

The Broader Implications of An Unexpected Dispute: Athlete Luka Dončić vs. His Mother

 Ryan Brida – The business of sports occasionally creates rifts between athletes and those who seek to profit from their name, image, likeness (“NIL”). Filed in September 2022, the petition for trademark control filed by NBA player Luka Dončić against his mother, Mirjam Poterbin, made evident the complexity of mingling sports and business. It is […]

The Terra and LUNA Coin Collapses Present an Opportunity to Clarify Stablecoin Regulation

Mitchell Koch – In November 2021, the SEC brought legal action against Terraform Labs (“Terraform”) and its CEO, Do Kwon, requiring their compliance with investigative subpoenas. Founded in 2018, Terraform creates cryptocurrencies for use in blockchain-based financial infrastructures. As of September 2022, Do Kwon and Terraform remain under investigation for selling unregistered securities in the […]

Sweet Victory: Ferrara, Owner of Nerds Trademark, Prevails Over Cannabis Candy Maker

Emma Johnson – On January 28, 2022, Ferrara Candy Co., the maker of Nerds, successfully obtained a permanent injunction against Higharchy LLC for trademark infringement. The injunction arose out of a lawsuit filed by Ferrara in Illinois against Higharchy, a cannabis retailer and manufacturer, for selling “Bud Bites” and “Bud Clusters,” THC-infused candies whose packaging […]

NFTs and fNFTs – Priceless Collectables, Digital Trinkets, or Regulatable Securities?

Sabrina Ortega – Non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, have been a major topic of conversation in the business sphere since their inception in the late 2000s. While debate rages over the financial and aesthetic value of NFTs, proponents, and skeptics can both agree that NFTs have gone from niche to mainstream over the last two years. […]