High Stakes In Sports-Licensing Antitrust Cases In 2014

Law360, New York (December 11, 2013, 12:44 PM EST) -- Ongoing antitrust disputes in the sports-licensing context involving the National Football League and its teams, and the National Collegiate Athletic Association and its member institutions, could have a profound effect on the business of professional and collegiate sports in 2014 and beyond.

Three years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court’s American Needle decision rejected the NFL’s theory that the league and its teams constitute a single entity, which would have shielded the NFL’s licensing practices from liability under Sherman Act Section 1 (15 U.S.C. § 1). Today,...
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