Entertainment and Sports Law Section

This section was created in recognition of the increasing number of practitioners in entertainment and sports law. The section presents an annual CLE program and helps members stay up to date on trends and activities in this specialized area of practice.

Chair
Milom Horsnell Crow Rose Kelley
3310 West End Ave, Ste. 610
Nashville, TN 37203
(615)255-6161
Immediate Past Chair
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
1600 Division St. Ste. 700
Nashville, TN 37203
(615)252-2377
Staff Coordinator
Tennessee Bar Association
221 4th Avenue N. Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219
(615)383-7421

Army Opposes Vegas Hockey Team’s Trademark

The Department of the Army today filed a notice of opposition with the U.S. Trademark and Patent Office against Black Knight Sports and Entertainment over the use of the name “Golden Knights” for an NHL Las Vegas expansion team. Sportslogos.net reports that the Army “believes it will be damaged” by the registration of the trademark, as they have used it since 1969 in connection with the U.S. Army Parachute team and public relations efforts. The Golden Knights’ majority owner noted that the team’s color scheme was inspired by that of West Point.
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Entertainment and Sports Section Member Spotlight

In this edition we spotlight section member and executive council member Mary Lauren Teague. Teague is an associate at Loeb and Loeb LLP.  She focuses her practice on business and intellectual property transactions in the music and entertainment industries, as well as copyright and trademark applications and licensing. She also handles trust and estate matters that arise in the music context. She represents recording artists and legacy artists, songwriters, publishing companies, and record labels in the negotiation of various agreements, including recording contracts and production, publishing, management and licensing deals.

“I’m excited to be more involved with our section this year. It’s a great meet to meet new attorneys in our field and maintain existing relationships.  Be on the lookout for ways to connect and get involved.  Our section’s executive council works hard to create those opportunities.”

- Mary Lauren Teague

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