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Dilly Dilly, Minnesota Vikings Going to Philly

Posted in Advertising, Articles, Branding, Food, Marketing, Television, Trademarks, USPTO

Wow, words don’t and could never describe the emotions behind the last ten second fourth-quarter TD and Vikings win over the New Orleans Saints — Who Dat Nation — last night in Minneapolis: Hat tip on the title, to a lubricated fan leaving U.S. Bank Stadium after the game — the whole Dilly Dilly thing seems kind… Continue Reading

Could Losing Copyright Protection Be The Key To Ending Stadium Subsidies?

Posted in Articles, Copyrights

– Derek Allen, Attorney – Quentin Tarantino is suing Gawker Media because it leaked his script and Northwestern football players are attempting to unionize in yet another attack on the NCAA  — two stories that would otherwise be right in my wheelhouse — but, it’s Super Bowl week so I’m pretty sure I’m constitutionally required to… Continue Reading

Unintended Consequences

Posted in Branding

As I was perusing ESPN.com, I came across an interesting installment on their Page 2 Power Rankings. For the uninitiated, Page 2 Power Rankings is a light-hearted ranking of the top sports-related stories grabbing headlines over the previous week (or two, or three, I’m not sure of the frequency).  As a Minnesotan and an NFL fan, my… Continue Reading

Honoring Randy Moss Doesn’t Make It Fair Use

Posted in Advertising, Famous Marks, Food, Goodwill, Infringement, Marketing, Trademarks

This little gem arrived yesterday, basically an email promotion for this weekend, featuring Randy Moss and celebrating his return to the Minnesota Vikings: Of course, I’m thrilled too, that Randy Moss has returned to play ball in Minnesota, but that doesn’t mean we forget all about his legal rights (name, image, likeness, right of publicity, to name a few),… Continue Reading

Sensory Overload

Posted in Advertising

As an attorney, one of my most oft-committed sins against the art of persuasion is forgetting that brevity is key. Get in, deliver your message, and get out. In contrast, concise delivery of a message is something that good branding and advertising generally excel at. I say "generally," because as I was sitting at/in/on/around/near Mall of… Continue Reading

Assembly-Line Sports Marketing

Posted in Advertising, Branding, Contracts, Guest Bloggers, Marketing

In just 96 hours, John Sullivan could be hawking your products. That’s right, John Sullivan. Signed. Sealed. Delivered. No muss, no legal fuss.  Wait a minute. Who’s John Sullivan? Well, for those living under a rock, he’s the first-year starter at center for the Minnesota Vikings, and a California company named Brand Affinity Technologies has figured out how to… Continue Reading