Sports Law

Loyola’s Sports Law Institute Symposium to Focus on IP Issues in Sports

What: Symposium: Intellectual Property Issues in Sports

Where: Loyola’s downtown LA campus – Robinson Courtroom.  See map.

When: Friday, March 6, 2009 – 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.


  • 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
    • Jay F. Dougherty, Loyola Law School – Copyright Issues in Sports
    • Chandran B. Iyer, Sughrue Mion, PLLC – Patent Issues in Sports
    • Christopher C. Larkin, Seyfarth Shaw LLP – Trademark Issues in Sports
    • Keith A. McKenna & Timothy J. McIlwain, McKenna McIlwain LLP – Jim Brown Litigation
    • Mark Roesler, Chairman and CEO, CMG Worldwide – Rights of Publicity
    • David Weinberg, NFL Properties – Sponsorship and Licensing Issues in the NFL
  • 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm  (Loyola Law School Alumni Panel – Getting Sports Law Jobs)
    • Robert C. Bush, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
    • Ryan Boyle, CMG Worldwide
    • David Weinberg, NFL Properties
  • 1:30 pm Lunch

Cost: Free for students and members of the media.  Members of the media should RSVP to Brian Costello at [email protected].  $50 if you do not fit into either category.  Click here to register.

By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.