Shawn Gallagher, Shareholder in the firm’s Energy section, commented in The Beaver County Times on the Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s foresight and ability to legally seize and maintain control of the popular phrase “Sweet 16” 30 years ago. Read the article here.
"They should be commended for their foresight," said attorney Shawn Gallagher of the Pittsburgh law firm Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney. "To do something like this today would likely be financially prohibitive for such a small organization, but they had the vision to act some 30 years ago.
“Licensing was not nearly as common in 1988 as it is today,” Gallagher added. “For an amateur group that size, 30 years ago, seeking copyright protection was a shrewd business decision.”