Laws and Regulations

Tread Carefully With Olympics-Themed Promos
June 15, 2021 at 12:09 pm

Using phrases like “Olympic,” “Olympiad,” “Paralympic,” “Pan-American,” or just about anything related to the U.S. presence at the Olympics creates a risk of infringing on the Olympics' intellectual property. There are some obvious ones, but some are less obvious. For example...

NYPD Confiscates Rapper's SUV-Mounted T-shirt Cannon
May 19, 2021 at 12:44 pm

Look, the rapper Warchyld just wanted to drive around New York City in his branded Hummer SUV complete with gigantic T-shirt cannon on top. Is that such a crime? The NYPD thought so, and pulled Warchyld over last month as he drove through Midtown Manhattan...

Uncertainty Over IOC Uniforms for Tokyo Could Continue for 2022 Games
April 29, 2021 at 12:03 pm

Chinese sportswear company Anta is the official uniform supplier for the upcoming Tokyo Summer Olympics. When the company was asked if it sourced cotton for its uniforms from Xinjiang—China’s cotton hub and home to the ongoing alleged human rights abuse and forced labor of the Uighur people—Anta reportedly refused to answer...

Nike's Lil Nas X 'Satan Shoes' Lawsuit: Explaining the Branded Shoe Drama
April 14, 2021 at 11:57 am

To commemorate the release of Lil Nas X's "Montero" single, the art and design collective MSCHF released a Satanic-themed Nike sneaker. The problem was that Nike actually had nothing to do with it, and sued MSCHF for giving off the impression that it was a collaborative effort...