Intellectual property rights play an increasingly significant role in modern athletics in the university environment. Trademarks, copyrights, and rights of publicity are an integral aspect of college sports. Licensing and merchandising of IP rights generate substantial revenue. And the role of the University is evolving in an environment that is at once both commercial and educational.
This conference will examine the intersection between intellectual property law and the modern athlete in the university system. Topics will include trademark and copyright issues related to individual college athletes and teams, rights of publicity of college athletes, and the changing role of IP rights in college athletics.
Interested participants should submit a proposed abstract by January 9, 2014, to Megan Carpenter firstname.lastname@example.org or Meg Penrose at email@example.com. Abstracts should be no more than 400 words.