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Author Topic: Business idea- t-shirts--quick question regarding usage of athlete's name  (Read 5245 times)

mtlynch03

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I have a quick question regarding a t-shirt idea. It will consist of just a 5 letter phrase on the front--referring to a famous athlete(simply the first name, will be used in the phrase). I was wondering --is it illegal to put on the back of the shirt the athlete's last name and jersey number? I think I would need that person/ teams authorization before doing that correct? Will that team/player expect some proceeds each time its sold, eventhough it will not have the teams name or logo on the shirt--simply a phrase and that athletes last name and number on the back. I would greatly appreciate some advice on this topic. Please let me know and once again thanks again.

Sincerely,

Matt
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Isaac

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There is some old discussion on this site that included posters who had experience working with professional sports leagues.  It might be worthwhile to search for some of that stuff.
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I do`nt think it is illegal, Because here in Sri Lanka I have seen many  T - shirts  which has Beckem`s name & jersey name back of it. Depends on the phrase you going  to use.
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