A Closer Look at Yesterday’s ’Skins Ruling

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Sorting Out the Redskins’ Trademark Issues

I was recently contacted by a representative of attorney James McCarthy, who’s a partner at the intellectual property law firm McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff. McCarthy was described to me as “a sports-loving lawyer” who had previously written about sports branding, and who could therefore help sort out some of the issues regarding . . . → Read More: Sorting Out the Redskins’ Trademark Issues

A Case of Logo Theft

During the Stars’ home opener, there were several kids in attendance wearing what appeared to be youth league hockey jerseys with a “D-Star” logo. They were shown several times on TV and also ended up in several wire photos.

“I designed that logo,” says reader Matthew Duke. “Seeing it on those jerseys comes . . . → Read More: A Case of Logo Theft

Is That a Tomahawk in Your Pocket, or Are You Just Glad to See Me?

[Editor’s Note: I recently received an e-mail from a reader who provided some fascinating information on the history of Marquette’s mascot — a history I knew nothing about. I asked the reader if I could run his e-mail as a guest-written entry. He said sure, as long as I didn’t divulge his identity, . . . → Read More: Is That a Tomahawk in Your Pocket, or Are You Just Glad to See Me?