Saturday, December 14, 2013

Do You Want to Sell Merchandise With Celebrity Images?

You can and you can’t sell celebrity images.

Right of publicity laws prohibit you from commercially exploiting a person's name and image. 

On the other hand, the first amendment grants you certain freedoms to express yourself as an artist with so-called informational or "communicative" uses -- for example, original artwork, articles, books or documentaries.  

Each state has its own laws and rulings, the trend has been to permit limited edition art prints.

You can find out more here at Dear Rich: An Intellectual Property Blog

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