To address student–athlete compensation issues, the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I Council approved and introduced a proposal that would allow student–athletes, under certain circumstances, to profit off of the exploitation of their names, images, and likenesses, sometimes known as the “right of publicity.”
In a Licensing Journal article, sports industry initiative attorneys examined the activities and considerations permitted for student-athletes in the NCAA proposal. The authors note that despite the continued activity on NIL issues, they expect the NCAA to hold its position on amateurism for most other issues.
The article was authored by litigation & enforcement partner and head of the firm’s sports industry initiative Chris Conniff, IP litigation counsel Evan Gourvitz (all of New York) and asset management associate Chidi Oteh (Boston).
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