Single Entity Ruling: 'Needle' in Haystack
City University of New York - Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business; Fordham University School of Law
January 2, 2008
New York Law Journal, Vol. 239
This article provides the legal argument why the Seventh Circuit was wrong to classify the National Football League ("NFL") as a single entity under antitrust law for the purposes of trademark licensing.
This article is best read along with my longer, economics-driven piece, "Why the Single Entity' Defense Can Never Apply to NFL Clubs," which appeared in Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal, Vol. 18, No. 4, 2008.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 6
Keywords: antitrust, single entity, single entity defense, Copperweld, National Football League, NFL, NFL Properties, licensing, trademarks, Sherman Act, Section 1, collusion
Date posted: February 25, 2009