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In Licensing Journal, Attorneys Examine NCAA Student-Athlete “Right of Publicity” Proposal

Practices: Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Litigation, Litigation, Sports, Asset Management, Risk Management, Social Media

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, IP transactions associate Merissa Pico (all of New York) and asset management associate Chidi Oteh (Boston).

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