Welcome Guest [Log In] [Register]
Latest Footballcardsforum News
****Welcome to Footballcardsforum, the biggest and best Soccer Trading Card Forum on the Net!! ****
Welcome to Football Cards Forum, join up and talk to 5000+ other collectors or just browse all card info posted.

Click here to register and Join our community!

Click here to find instructions on how to join our exclusive Futera mini league - FREE 5 packs of futera vcards when you play 10 games!!.

Posted Image

To post on the forum you will need to register . This will also allow you to use many member-only features such as customizing your profile, sending personal messages, trading cards and voting in our survey. Registration is simple, fast, and COMPLETELY FREE. It takes less than a minute honestly!!

If you're already a member please log in to your account to access all of our features. If you have forgotten your login details please email footballcardsforum@googlemail.com with your email address and your username and password can be sent to you.

Username:   Password:
Add Reply
Winner of June Q&A Prize for best question.
Topic Started: Jul 28 2010, 09:47 PM (1,482 Views)
Hat Trick Hero
[ *  *  *  *  *  * ]
Hey Bibster, really great question.

As I am studying law with specializing on Licensing anf trademark law, I can tell you that the players usually assign there rights of using there picture to the club through there contracts. But there are a few players that want to keep there rights of there pictures. I think CR7 and Beckham did this at Real Madrid.
But you have to have a contract with the federation (in England the FA) to be allowed to use the official signes and badges. Which you can also see in the Panini World Cup Editions where all the England players where not shown in the usually England uniforms depending on the fact that today even jersey designs are registered trademarks.
But Topps have to have a contract with the players who are inserted as autograph cards.

So this is what my knowledge says, but I would also appreciate a comment from Topps on this issue.
Offline Profile Quote Post Goto Top
1 user reading this topic (1 Guest and 0 Anonymous)
« Previous Topic · Questions for Topps · Next Topic »
Add Reply