Senator Marco Rubio Introducing Federal Bill That Would Require NCAA to Allow College Athlete Name, Image, and Likeness Compensation

Senator Marco Rubio Introducing Federal Bill That Would Require NCAA to Allow College Athlete Name, Image, and Likeness Compensation

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) announced today that he will be introducing a federal bill that would require the NCAA to create bylaws that allow college athletes to be compensated for the use of their names, images, and likenesses (NILs).  The bill would also require that the NCAA allow college athletes to hire attorneys and agents

Mit Winter Featured as Expert in Article on College Athlete Name, Image, and Likeness Laws

Mit Winter Featured as Expert in Article on College Athlete Name, Image, and Likeness Laws

College sports journalist Matt Brown highlighted Mit Winter as an expert on college athlete name, image, and likeness compensation in an article for his Extra Points newsletter.  Topics covered include Florida’s new college athlete NIL law, similar laws in other states, and where things are headed with the NIL issue in the future. “Winter points

Florida Governor Signs College Athlete Name, Image, and Likeness Bill

Florida Governor Signs College Athlete Name, Image, and Likeness Bill

Governor Ron DeSantis has signed Florida’s bill that allows college athletes to be compensated by third parties for the use of their names, images, and likenesses (SB 646).  The bill was approved by both the Senate and House in March.  However, because of the coronavirus pandemic, the bill was not presented to DeSantis for approval

Software Patentability: Federal Judge explains how to go through the Alice looking glass.

Software Patentability: Federal Judge explains how to go through the Alice looking glass.

The question of the extent to which software innovations were patentable has long confused attorneys and their clients. Section 101 Patent Act welcomes “any new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof.” But an important exception pertaining to software patents was identified by the U.S. Supreme

Braden Perry Featured as an Expert in Kansas City Business Journal Article on PPP Loan Compliance

Braden Perry Featured as an Expert in Kansas City Business Journal Article on PPP Loan Compliance

The Kansas City Business Journal highlights Braden Perry, among other experts, in an article on Paycheck Protection Programs (PPP) loans and compliance. If PPP loan recipients do not follow the compliance guidelines, they must be repaid in full in no less than two years. However, the rules of compliance are ever-changing. “Braden Perry, a partner at

Kansas City Business Journal Features Ben Tompkins and Jeff Donoho in Article on PPP Loans

Kansas City Business Journal Features Ben Tompkins and Jeff Donoho in Article on PPP Loans

PPP Loan-Should I Give It Back? By Jeff Donoho and Benjamin Tompkins – Kennyhertz Perry May 8, 2020 https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/news/2020/05/08/ppp-loan-should-i-give-it-back.html For small business participants in the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), the roll out of rules and regulations may seem like a complex and never-ending maze. New updates to the SBA’s online FAQs regarding borrower “certifications”

Federal Government Begins Going After CBD Sellers

Federal Government Begins Going After CBD Sellers

The federal government has begun filing enforcement actions against CBD companies for making health related claims. The first such suit, which seeks a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction, suit was filed against Marc Ching, who is a California CBD marketer doing business as Whole Leaf Organics. Mr. Ching previously received a warning letter from

Kansas City Business Journal Features Article by Mit Winter on Upcoming Business Reopenings

Kansas City Business Journal Features Article by Mit Winter on Upcoming Business Reopenings

Legal Guidance on Avoiding Liability for Your Business as Covid-19 Stay-At-Home-Orders are Lifted By Mit Winter  – Attorney, Kennyhertz Perry May 1, 2020 https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/news/2020/05/01/legal-guidance-on-avoiding-liability-for-your.html The governors of Kansas and Missouri both announced that beginning May 4, stay-at home orders will be eased and certain businesses will be able to reopen. While this is great news for businesses

NCAA Board of Governors Announces Support for College Athlete Name, Image, and Likeness Compensation

NCAA Board of Governors Announces Support for College Athlete Name, Image, and Likeness Compensation

The NCAA announced today that its Board of Governors voted in support of a working group’s report and recommendations to allow NCAA college athletes to be compensated for the use of their names, images, and likenesses (“NIL”).  With this support, the three NCAA divisions will now move forward with drafting revised NIL legislative proposals for

Braden Perry Featured in an Article on the Effect of COVID-19 on the Cannabis Industry

Braden Perry Featured in an Article on the Effect of COVID-19 on the Cannabis Industry

Cannabis industries are less likely to benefit from the stimulus package funding from COVID-19, due to its current legal status. In an article on HortiBiz.com, Braden Perry discusses some potential options for cannabis industries to gain assistance during this pandemic. Cannabis is still considered a Schedule 1 narcotic, which is why they are deemed ineligible