JUDGE DENIES ADIDAS MOTION ON SIZE OF LOGOS ON NCAA UNIS
U.S. District Judge G.T. VanBebber denied adidas
America's motion for a preliminary injunction regarding an
NCAA bylaw that limits the size of logos on uniforms.
VanBebber ruled Friday that adidas failed to show there is
the likelihood it will eventually prevail on the merits of
its claims (NCAA). adidas filed suit on November 12
claiming that the NCAA's bylaw restricting the size of
commercial logos on apparel violated federal antitrust laws.
VanBebber ruled that the bylaw prevents "member schools from
turning their student-athletes into billboards in the
pursuit of advertising revenues" (AP, 3/27).