Super Bowl Sunday is only a few weeks away. If your church or ministry is going to sponsor an event for the game, make sure you do everything legally. The NFL holds copyrights and trademarks to not only the televised game, but also the term “Super Bowl”, all logos and branding associated with the league, and its teams. Churches are not exempt from copyright and trademark laws. If they infringe on the intellectual property rights of the league, they can find themselves paying hefty penalties.
Below are a couple of links to help you stay legally secure when sponsoring an event for the Big Game.
Hosting a Super Bowl Party? (Church Law & Tax)
NFL Copyright Guidelines (Brotherhood Mutual Insurance)