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Will New USFL Lawsuit Stop USFL Season? IP Lawyer Weighs In, Court Date Set! | The USFL v. The USFL

The USFL is suing…THEMSELVES?!? Sort of, but not really. We’ll break down the latest USFL trademark lawsuit updates plus your latest XFL and CFL talk on this week’s episode of The Markcast.

The “Real USFL” comprised of Steve Ehrhart and some of the previous stakeholders in the original 1980’s version of the USFL is suing FOX Sports and company based on trademark infringement related to their “reboot” or “relaunch/reimagining” however you choose to look at it taking place this upcoming April in Birmingham, Alabama. It’s a tricky and convoluted case and we bring in all of the experts to see if this lawsuit actually has a chance of derailing or postponing the upcoming 2022 USFL April hub season.

Ben Fischer of Sports Business Journal who originally broke the story of the big USFL lawsuit joins the show to give his thoughts on the merits of the case, the motivations of the stakeholders and what potential possible outcomes could take place because of the ongoing litigation. Ben also shares his thoughts on FOX’s reboot of the USFL in general and the recently announced XFL/NFL partnership.

Michael Cohen, trademark and IP lawyer out of Beverly Hills who originally joined the program back in May to talk through this very potential issues, returns to the program to give his updated thoughts on the merits of the “Real USFL’s” claims based on his knowledge of trademark and IP law. I also twist Michael’s arm and get him to call his shot about how HE sees all of this unfolding.

Finally we get a little CFL talk with Ottawa REDBLACKS’ punter Richie Leone. Richie has been apart of the CFL for years including stints with the BC Lions and the Ottawa REDBLACKS. Richie shares why he would choose a “career” in the CFL versus simply playing in the USFL or other upstart leagues.

Lots of fun topics to chew through this week from a USFL, XFL and CFL standpoint. Please like and subscribe and help us reach out 2,000 subscriber goal. Thanks and take care!!

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