With the Super Bowl right around the corner, it’s time for a quick roundup of the trademark law issues that always seem to crop up this time of year.

First of all, my apologies for the dated picture, but, when it comes to NFL football, I’ve never pretended to be anything but partisan.  And a little wishful thinking for next year’s Super Bowl can’t hurt, right?

If you’ve been paying attention recently, it’s hard to miss the “Who Dat” controversy surrounding the NFL and its claim to the trademark rights in the words “Who Dat,” part of a cheer started by New Orleans Saints’ fans.  Good coverage here at the Connecticut Sports Law blog.

And, for a more general summary of all things IP and Super Bowl (or, maybe I should say the “Big Game”), check out Ron Coleman’s compendium here.

If this IP/trademark smorgasbord wasn’t enough, see what Jack Greiner has to say about the First Amendment and the controversial pro-life Super Bowl commercial featuring Florida Gators quarterback, Tim Tebow.