2 minute read | October.30.2015
It is one of those magical times during the year when sports fanatics can enjoy three major American sports all at the same time: the MLB playoffs are in full swing; the NFL season has finally kicked off; and the NHL saw the puck drop for the first regular season game a couple weeks ago. But between the throngs of fans cheering (or booing) their teams, we at TSW wanted to take a moment to reflect on the sophisticated trade secrets disputes that are at the heart of the sports and entertainment industry.
In recent years, the sports industry has seen trade secrets disputes in areas such as:
Legendary Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi once quipped, “Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.” An athlete’s intense desire to win may result in a few stolen signs or deflated footballs, but for companies involved in the sports sector, it is more than just about winning the game. For those companies, winning trade secrets disputes and protecting proprietary information may be the difference between becoming reigning champ or early retirement.