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NFL Wins Logo Dispute With Fantasy Football Convention Holder

May 23, 2019, 1:26 PM

The NFL isn’t liable on claims it intentionally interfered with a business relationship between EA Sports and a fantasy football convention operator, a Texas appeals court ruled.

The National Football League’s expressed concern over the unauthorized use of its logo in promoting the 2016 National Fantasy Football Convention, which included an EA Sports Madden NFL 17 video game attraction, didn’t amount to tortious interference with a contract, the Texas Court of Appeals, Fifth District, said May 22.

The decision upheld summary judgment for the NFL for lack of evidence from Fan Expo LLC that the league coerced Electronic Arts Inc....

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