IP and the Modern University Athlete—Fort Worth, TX

Texas A&M University School of Law

Texas A&M University School of Law presents IP and the Modern Athlete April 10, 2015. Abstracts (400 words max.) should be submitted by Jan. 9, 2015, to Megan Carpenter (mcarpenter@law.tamu.edu) or Meg Penrose at (megpenrose@law.tamu.edu).

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.

Hat tip: IP and IT Conferences.

About the author

Reference librarian, University of Washington School of Law