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Is It Legal to Record and Release Conversations?

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The lifetime ban of Los Angeles Clippers’ owner Donald Sterling from the National Basketball Association (NBA) has some wondering about when it’s OK to record a private conversation and then release it to the public. In Sterling’s situation, his alleged mistress, V. Stiviano, recorded a conversation between the two of them in which Sterling made […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

May 21st, 2014 at 8:32 am

Posted in Privacy

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NBA Moves to Trademark Pelicans and Other Names

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Word around the Interwebs is that the National Basketball Association (NBA) has filed for trademark protection for five different nicknames for the New Orleans franchise. The applications, as first reported by a Milwaukee Bucks fan site, Behind the Buck Pass, list the following names: Pelicans, Rougarou, Mosquitos, Swamp Dogs, and Bullsharks, and were filed by […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

December 23rd, 2012 at 8:29 am

Posted in Intellectual Property

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NBA Prospect Seeks Trademark Protection for Eyebrow

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Yes, you read that correctly. Anthony Davis, projected to be the first pick in the upcoming National Basketball Association (NBA) draft, has moved to trademark the phrases “Fear the Brow” and “Raise the Brow.” Davis is known for both his skills on the court and his “unibrow,” the latter of which he doesn’t want to […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

June 27th, 2012 at 10:25 am

Posted in Intellectual Property

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“Linsanity” Reaches the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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Jeremy Lin, the basketball player who has breathed life into the New York Knicks lately, has moved to trademark “Linsanity,” the word that has come to symbolize his emergence onto the NBA scene. Lin’s lawyer filed a trademark application on February 13, but that still wasn’t before two other people attempted to capitalize on the […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

February 24th, 2012 at 1:00 pm

AP and NBA Referee Reach Settlement Over Tweet

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Another entry in the “Be Careful What You Tweet” file: an NBA referee and the Associated Press have reached a deal over a sports writer’s tweet that suggested the ref had promised a coach a make-up call after a contested call that went in favor of the opposing team. AP sports writer Jon Krawczynski was […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

December 13th, 2011 at 10:52 am

Posted in First Amendment

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