motor sports

Legal Services: Motor Sports


What sporting event has to two or three times more spectators than any other? The Indy 500. What sport attracts more spectators than football, hockey, baseball, or basketball? Motor Sports.

Motor sports is big business, and the Bendelow Law Office LLC has been at the forefront of assisting that business with their motor sports law needsfor over 30 years. Our firm has appeared in courts from San Francisco to Orlando; from Indianapolis to Dallas. Bendelow Law Office LLC has attended hearings before International Motor Sports governing bodies from Paris to Washington D.C.

Our firm has represented the largest motor sports organizations in auto, motorcycle and powerboat racing with their motor sports law needs in the courtroom, in drafting their rulebooks, and operating documents. We have negotiated innumerable trademark and licensing agreements and handled close to a hundred trademark applications. We provide intellectual property registration, maintenance and protection for our motor sports clients.

We represent international racing stars and local enthusiasts, we have negotiated millions of dollars in contracts over racing series and event sponsorship, product endorsements, and competitor compensation.

Bendelow Law Office LLC has negotiated insurance contracts and handled numerous claims. We have supervised insurance company appointed attorneys in defending huge personal injury claims. We have written articles for numerous national publications and spoken at conferences across the country.

Bendelow Law Office LLC served as general counsel for a motor sports organization with over 55,000 members, for 25 years. We helped organize the largest vintage motorcycle racing organization in the world and still serve as general counsel, some 20 years later. We have represented the Colorado Snowmobile Association. We represented Emergency Rescue Systems, which uses motorcycles to assist San Miguel County Search and Rescue.

Ted Bendelow was one of the founding members of the Motor Sports Council, a national organization of motor sports attorneys and senior executives representing almost every major motor sports sanctioning body.

We have represented owners and drivers in heated disputes with racing organizations.