Section 1 Challenges to the Properties Arms of Sports Leagues: The Single-Entity Defense, Market Definition, and the Rule of Reason from Dallas Cowboys to American Needle and Beyond
Gregory J. Pelnar
May 29, 2009
GCP: The Online Magazine for Global Competition Policy, Vol. 2, May 2009
The major North American sports leagues, including the National Football League, National Hockey League and Major League Baseball, engage in the collective licensing of club trademarks and logos. These activities have, on a number of occasions, been challenged as violations of Section 1 of the Sherman Act. I discuss a number of these challenges.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 23
Keywords: antitrust, sports leagues, single-entity
JEL Classification: K21, L41, L83Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: October 3, 2010
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