Trademarks in sports: an overview - Part 1 of 3
In this 3 part series Canadian entertainment and sports lawyer Len Glickman and his colleagues Michael Alvaro, Evan Eliason and Jonathan Sherman examine a number of sports-related trademark issues. In part 1 of this Trademarks in Sports trilogy, Len and Jonathan discuss trademark issues around individual athlete names, catch phrases, nicknames, mascots and controversial team names.
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- Tags: American Football | Baseball | Basketball | Europe | Event Management | Golf | Intellectual Property | Mascots | Tennis | Trade Mark | United States of America (USA)
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Jonathan Sherman is a member of the 2013 summer student class at Cassels Brock.
Jonathan is a J.D. Candidate for 2014 at Osgoode Hall Law School. He graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Commerce and a Major in Accounting. Jonathan graduated on the Dean's Honour List at McGill and was the recipient of the Herbert E. Siblin Award for Excellence in Auditing and the PSB Boisjoli Scholarship for High Academic Standing.