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Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal

Are Athletes’ Speech Rights being Threatened?

The January meeting of the Nevada State Athletic Commission received significantly more press coverage than the commission’s other regular meetings.[footnote]MMAFightingonSBN, “NAC Meeting Live Stream (Jon Jones, Khabib vs. McGregor Deals)-...

Big Mac’s Big Mess

In a landmark decision, on January 11, 2019, the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) revoked the “Big Mac” trademark owned by the popular McDonald’s Corporation.[footnote]Cecelia Rodriguez, How McDonald's Lost...

Who the Heck Do I Buy My Thin Mints From?

In October 2017, the Boy Scouts of America (“Boy Scouts”) began accepting girls into its programs.[footnote]Tiffani Otey and Phil Gura, Girl Scouts File Trademark Complaint Against Rival Boy Scouts, IP...

Social Media Manipulation: Catfish and Social Bots

In October, excited social media influencers walked the red carpet of a posh, up-and-coming, store called “Palessi.”[footnote]Amy Lieu, Payless Fools ‘Influencers’, Fox News (Nov. 30, 2018), https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/fake-payless-luxury-shoe-brand-palessi-fooled-buyers-in-chic-pop-up-event. [https://perma.cc/5ZZB-N8TJ][/footnote] They sampled...

Fyre Festival: A Lesson for Influencers

With the recent release of Netflix’s documentary, FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened, influencer marketing has captured the public’s attention and has been subjected to great criticism.[footnote]See Chris Stokel-Walker,...