Commercial use of a person’s name, image, and likeness permeates advertising, co-branded products, merchandise, reality shows, and social media. While many times use of a personality is licensed and allowed, others occur without permission. Whether a negotiated license or an unauthorized use, there is value in affiliating with notable personalities. For information on this extensive topic, read Attorney Jonathan Faber’s article published in Entertainment & Sports Lawyer.
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