Olathe, KS asked in Intellectual Property and Trademark for Kansas

Q: I am starting a clothing line for my brand that covers Kansas City Chiefs news. Can I use logos, player names, etc?

Will I run into any legal trouble if I use the Chiefs logo, specific player names, past logos, or such on my clothing? A better way to say it is what can't I include and what can I include. Thank you.

1 Lawyer Answer
Erik Špila
Erik Špila
  • Trademarks Lawyer
  • Senec, Slovakia

A: The answer/answers to your question/questions depend on various further details that must be presented from your side first so the advice can be given based on all relevant case information.

What I can definitely say, from the point of view of intellectual property law and trademark law, it should be examined if you have consent from owners of the trademarks you present, and also if there are any trademarks in the issue. Trademark research should be a good start in this case.

Definitely ask your local IP attorney for further advice, as this question is very case sensitive and answer depend on various details.

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