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  1. #1
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    Default Using Player Names and Team Logos in a Sports Game

    hi
    i am developing a small sport game that will use a name player and their teams logo
    in this game the users can see news and say what they thing about the team and the game.

    is it legal to use the name and the logo ?

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Using Player Names and Team Logos in a Sports Game

    No. Even using their likeness without their name, if it is clear who you mean, is not legal.

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    Default Re: Using Player Names and Team Logos in a Sports Game

    this is without the likeness
    its just the name and news
    u can call it a report game
    or fantazy league ..
    ?

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    Default Re: Using Player Names and Team Logos in a Sports Game

    Even if.

    You cannot use names or likenesses without the agreement of the owners of those names and likenesses.

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    Default Re: Using Player Names and Team Logos in a Sports Game

    I don't understand how you are suggesting using them. If this is a news aggregator then you can use names and logos if doing so is necessary for referential purposes.
    Of course use of the logo would have to be necessary for your reference, which is probably not likely to happen since you're not proposing a discussion of the artistic merits of logos.

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