IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION
NBA PROPERTIES, INC., MLB ADVANCED MEDIA, L.P., MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PROPERTIES, INC., NHL ENTERPRISES, L.P., COLLEGIATE LICENSING COMPANY, LLC, and BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY AND AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL COLLEGE, Plaintiffs, v. THE PARTNERSHIPS and UNINCORPORATED ASSOCIATIONS IDENTIFIED ON SCHEDULE “A,” Defendants.
) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) Case No. 14-cv-4321
Plaintiffs NBA Properties, Inc. (“NBAP”), MLB Advanced Media, L.P. ("MLBAM"), Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. (“MLBP”), NHL Enterprises, L.P. (“NHLE”), Collegiate Licensing Company, LLC (“CLC”), and Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College (“LSU”), collectively “Plaintiffs,” hereby bring the present action against the Partnerships and Unincorporated Associations identified on Schedule A attached hereto (collectively, “Defendants”) and allege as follows:
I. JURISDICTION AND VENUE
This Court has original subject matter jurisdiction over the claims in this action pursuant to the provisions of the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1051 et seq., 28 U.S.C. § 1338(a)-(b), and 28 U.S.C. § 1331. This Court has jurisdiction over the claims in this action that arise under
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