Knobbe/Martens: Intellectual Property Law

Sporting Goods & Recreation

Sporting Goods & Recreation

If you can play it, ride it, surf it or ski it, chances are good we’ve represented it. Our Sports and Recreation Group represents a wide variety of designers, developers and distributors in several sports, including cycling, golf, tennis, in-line skating, soccer, skateboarding, volleyball, ice hockey, field hockey, roller hockey, surfing, skiing and snowboarding. We also represent a number of athletes in a diverse number of sports and action sports, including skateboarders, surfers, basketball players, football players, and Olympic athletes.

We assist these innovators and athletes with advice, business and litigation services in all aspects of intellectual property, including patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade dress, unfair competition, trade secrets, advertising, domain name registration and acquisition, and brand licensing for their equipment and apparel.

We also have significant experience in enforcing and protecting patents, trademarks, rights of publicity, trade dress and copyrights, including litigation in state and federal courts, as well as working with law enforcement and customs agents to seize or impound counterfeit goods.

Our attorneys have experience in all areas of Sporting Goods and Recreation, including:

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Skateboarding
  • Snow Sports
  • Surfing
  • Tennis
  • Toys
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