"Touchdown Jets! Federal Judge Rules that New York Football Team Can Use 'Ultimate Fan' Phrase," Sports Litigation Alert June 14, 2013
“The New York Jets recently scored a touchdown off the field when a Louisiana Federal Court ruled that a sports marketing company no longer owned the trademark to the phrase ‘Ultimate Fan’ in Action Ink Inc. v. New York Jets LLC, et al.,” writes Matthew V. Bruno, an attorney in Goldberg Segalla’s Business and Commercial Practice Group and a member of the firm’s Sports and Entertainment Practice Group.
“On May 30th, 2013 United States District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo of the Eastern District of Louisiana granted the professional football team’s motion for summary judgment against Action Ink Inc. holding that the trademark was abandoned and Action Ink had no enforceable trademark rights to the phrase.”
Matt authored this article analyzing the Action Ink decision for Goldberg Segalla’s Sports and Entertainment Law Insider blog, to which he is a regular contributor. The article was republished by Sports Litigation Alert, a bi-weekly e-newsletter devoted exclusively to the sports law field.