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Adobe PDFOnline Gaming in Louisiana: History and Prospects for the Future
Benjamin O. Schupp; McGlinchey Stafford;
Legal Alert/Article
July 15, 2014, previously published on Summer 2014
Louisiana has had a long and colorful history of gambling—both legal and illegal. In 1823 New Orleans had six casinos licensed by the Louisiana legislature. During this time New Orleans actually had a street named Craps (now Burgundy street) in honor of the ubiquitous dice game imported by...

 

HTMLNegotiating Agreements in Reality Television
IP Law Click PC;
Legal Alert/Article
July 8, 2014
Reality television is a new growing area in the entertainment industry. Although the area is flexible due to lack of sufficient history, three types of reality television agreements exist: 1) writer agreements, 2) performer agreements and 3) content creator/producer agreements.

 

HTMLNew Jersey Redefines Permissible Types of Pay-to-Play Skill Contests
Ed Chansky, Erica Okerberg; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 8, 2014, previously published on June 30, 2014
New Jersey recently amended its law on skill contests. The new law defines the types of skill contests where a payment can be required to enter. This change could affect operators of video game tournaments, fantasy sports leagues, or other competitions historically viewed as skill-based (and...

 

HTMLNegotiating Agreements in Reality Television
IP Law Click PC;
Legal Alert/Article
July 8, 2014
Reality television is a new growing area in the entertainment industry. Although the area is flexible due to lack of sufficient history, three types of reality television agreements exist: 1) writer agreements, 2) performer agreements and 3) content creator/producer agreements.

 

HTMLMassachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Allows Ballot Question on Gaming Repeal to Proceed
H. Hamilton Hackney, Laura McAllister Cox, Christopher H. Milton, Martha A. Sabol, Jamey L. Tesler; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 8, 2014, previously published on June 24, 2014
In a widely anticipated ruling, the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts (SJC), the State’s highest court, issued a unanimous decision on June 24, 2014 requiring the Attorney General to certify for the November ballot a petition seeking to prohibit casino and slots gambling and abolish...

 

HTMLNet Neutrality in Europe and the US: Swimming against the Tide?
Dentons Canada LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 3, 2014, previously published on June 10, 2014
In April of this year, the European Parliament adopted a series of amendments to the European Commission's draft Connected Continent Regulation (the Regulation), which aims to reform the EU's telecoms rules. Amongst the most controversial of the amendments proposed are those dealing with net...

 

HTMLLast Wishes, First Impression: Potential Legal Issues Arise After Munich Recluse Passes Away, Bequeathing Nazi-looted Art to a Swiss Museum
Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 27, 2014, previously published on June 11, 2014
Cornelius Gurlitt’s notarized will, which did not surface until after his unexpected death this past May, lists the Kunstmuseum Bern in Switzerland as the heir to his vast art collection, which included works by Matisse, Dix, and Chagall. The unusual legal issue here: one month before his...

 

HTMLFlorida Governor Rick Scott Signs Legislation to Create Sports Development Program
Colodny Fass Talenfeld Karlinsky Abate Webb P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 25, 2014, previously published on June 20, 2014
Orlando, Fla. - Today, June 20, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott announced that he has signed House Bill 7095, which creates the Sports Development Program, establishing a process for distributing state tax revenue for the construction or improvement of professional sports franchise facilities

 

HTMLU.S. Patent and Trademark Office Orders Cancellation of "REDSKINS" Trademark Registrations
Andrew Baum, Katherine P. Califa, Jeanne M. Gills, Norman J. Rich; Foley & Lardner LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 24, 2014, previously published on June 19, 2014
On June 18, 2014, a divided panel of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) ordered cancellation of six of the Washington Redskins’ trademark registrations holding that “Redskins” was a disparaging term when those registrations...

 

HTMLDon’t Get Caught Offside -Ambush Marketing at the 2014 World Cup
Paolo Cerroni, Emma Kingston, Akash Sachdeva; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 17, 2014, previously published on June 17, 2014
After much preparation, anticipation and perspiration, the 2014 Football World Cup has finally kicked off. From now until the Final on 13 July, billions of people worldwide will have their attention dominated and consumed by scintillating displays of intense sporting rivalry, moments of individual...

 


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