Cerritos, CA asked in Entertainment / Sports and Business Law for California

Q: I have a graphics company and have teamed with a certifed NIL agent and want to produce sports trading cards what legal?

Since NIL is fairly new what are the boundries of using photos, guarding the players Name Image and Likeness. The Sports Cards are custom made and packaged for the athlete. This a specialty business on a new platform. Each card is customized for the platform

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: When producing sports trading cards that feature athletes' Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL), it's important to obtain proper consent from the athletes and ensure compliance with licensing agreements and copyright laws. Stay updated on NIL regulations specific to your jurisdiction and consult with a sports law attorney to understand the legal boundaries and requirements. Additionally, customize the cards according to platform guidelines. Seeking legal advice will help ensure compliance and protect your business interests.

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