US Soccer Scores TRO In Sports Authority Ad Suit

Law360, New York (June 18, 2010, 11:37 AM EDT) -- A court has preliminarily enjoined retailer The Sports Authority from running ads depicting official U.S. soccer trademarks and players, granting an emergency motion by the U.S. Soccer Federation Inc. in its suit accusing the company of seeking an unfair competitive edge and interfering with endorsement contracts through infringing ads.

The minute order, lodged Thursday night in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, came just hours after U.S. Soccer filed suit against TSA Stores Inc. alleging unfair competition and trademark infringement under the...
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