The Lanier Law Firm and attorney Alex Brown played key roles in gaining a favorable resolution on behalf of owners and executives from the original United States Football League in a dispute with FOX Sports over the network’s use of the brand identities of the original league. The trademark infringement lawsuit was filed in February to protect the names, logos and other branding materials of the 1980s league, which was the most successful spring football league in history and launched numerous hall-of-fame careers and changed the game of football.
“Our client, an organization of owners and executives from the original United States Football League, has reached an agreement with FOX Sports over the network’s use of the brand identities of the original 1980s league. The original USFL created and built an outstanding brand and legacy. We believe that this agreement will allow the league to be a continued success. It protects the legacy of the original league and helps FOX carry the torch going forward. The terms of the parties’ agreement are confidential,” said Nick Matich, a Principal at McKool Smith P.C. and Alex Brown of The Lanier Law firm.
Read more about the settlement here.