March Madness YouTube Channel Launching FS1, AT&T U-verse Entangled In Dispute Media Notes Pacers RSN Ratings 35% Lower This Season ESPN's Dave Brown Assists UMass Football SNY's Mets Team Enters Year 10 Together Van Gundy Asked To Tone Down Rhetoric Daytona 500 Lower, But Speedweeks Up Media Notes USA Today SMG Teams With IndyCar
Upcoming Conferences and Events
ADIDAS TAKES SPORTING GOODS INTELLIGENCER TO COURT
Published March 14, 1996
A dispute between Adidas and newsletter Sporting Goods Intelligencer will be heard by the OR Supreme Court next week after a ruling in a local court Tuesday denied the newsletter the right to print technical details about the shoemaker's product line. The OREGONIAN's Jeff Manning reports that Portland-based Adidas America claimed that SGI printed details about its Spring '97 line in identical language to an internal company booklet. SGI Publisher John Horan, who also co-owns a market-research company, said in an affidavit that Adidas "is accusing him of gathering proprietary information in his role as a marketing researcher and then selling it to the highest bidder." Horan claims "outrage" that Adidas is insinuating that he is abusing his position as a journalist. Attorneys for SGI vow to fight the ruling (Portland OREGONIAN, 3/13).