Three Intellectual Property Matters to Settle in Setting NIL RulesOn October 18, 2021 by Schnader
Stephenie Wingyuen Yeung, W. Drew Kastner and Karen Baillie published an article, “Three Intellectual Property Matters to Settle in Setting NIL Rules,” in University Business Magazine.
They wrote: “Institutions of higher education have been thrust into a new world in which they now must deal with college athletes as independent small businesses. This new landscape has been formed by the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Alston v. NCAA, followed by the interim policy of the National Collegiate Athletic Association that suspended its rules against compensation for use of an athlete’s name, image and likeness, or NIL. Various states have also enacted NIL laws. Schools may need to take quick action to stay in front of these issues, including the following three priorities.”