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Associations Beware! Collective Agreements to License Your Marks to One Vendor May Get You in Hot Water

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The United States Supreme Court recently ruled that agreements among associate members to license their trademarks to one vendor may violate the Sherman Act. In  American Needle, Inc. v. National Football League, the National Football League Properties ("NFLP") terminated its nonexclusive license with American Needle, Inc. to make and sell apparel bearing the NFL team insignias… Continue Reading