Tag Archives: Trademark

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 […]

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 […]

The “#RFcapisback?”: What the Fight over Roger Federer’s Iconic Logo Highlights About Protecting Personal Brands

Julia Schroeder – Swiss tennis star Roger Federer has dominated grass, clay, and hard courts for decades. The winner of twenty Grand Slam titles, he is not only consistently regarded as one of the greatest athletes of all time, but is revered as a style icon, as well. His successful 24-year partnership with the Oregon-based […]