Founding Principals Brian Buss and Doug Bania spoke at 2022 International Trademark Association (INTA)

Founding Principal Doug Bania spoke on panels at the 2022 International Trademark Association  (INTA) Annual Meeting, the world’s premier intellectual property conference at the end of April.

Doug’s discussion on the panel “Right of Publicity: The Life and Times of a Professional Football (Soccer) Player” focused on the life of a fictional female soccer player from high school through college, the World Cup, eventually her professional soccer career, and then into her post-career life and death. Topics covered included basic publicity rights and emerging issues (i.e., NFTs, fantasy leagues, sports betting), the liability and damages associated with misuse of name and likeness and rights of publicity, First Amendment issues and international publicity rights. You can read the article wrap-up here.