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Intellectual Property ​& the Modern University Athlete

Texas A&M University School of Law
April 10, 2015

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 intellectual property rights generate substantial revenue. And the role of the university is evolving in an environment that is at once both commercial and educational.

Featuring leading scholars, practitioners, and university and athletics administrators, the IP and the Modern University Athlete symposium explores the intersection between intellectual property law and the athletes in the university system. Topics include trademark and copyright issues related to individual college athletes and teams, rights of publicity of college athletes, and the changing role of intellectual property rights in college athletics.

Presenters and Commentators

  • Rayla Allison, School of Kinesiology, University of Minnesota
  • Betül Ayranci, University of California Berkeley School of Law
  • Professor Paul J. Batista, Department of Health & Kinesiology, Texas A&M University
  • Professor Megan M. Carpenter, Texas A&M University School of Law
  • Professor Walter T. Champion, Thurgood Marshall School of Law
  • Professor Marc Edelmand, Zicklin School Of Business, Baruch College, City University of New York
  • Professor Shubha Ghosh, University of Wisconsin Law School
  • Shane Hinckley, Assistant Vice President, Business Development, Texas A&M University
  • Professor Yvette Joy Liebesman, Saint Louis University School of Law
  • Professor Glynn S. Lunney, Jr., Tulane University Law School
  • Tyler T. Ochoa, Santa Clara University School of Law
  • Professor Meg Penrose, Texas A&M University School of Law
  • Professor Alfred C. Yen, Boston College Law School
  • Professor Peter K. Yu, Drake University Law School
TAMU Center for Law & Intellectual Property
IP & the Modern University Athlete Symposium 2015 presenters