High Court To Weigh NFL's Antitrust Status

Law360, New York (January 11, 2010, 7:37 PM EST) -- On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will consider whether the National Football League is a single entity under the Sherman Act for purposes of intellectual property licensing, an issue that could affect not only sports but joint ventures in other businesses.

The petition for certiorari in the case was filed by clothing maker American Needle Inc., which is challenging a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit that the NFL's grant of an exclusive license to Reebok International Ltd. to market team...
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