The use of international footballers' image rights by national associations: a comparative perspective

What is the position on national associations exploiting the image rights of international footballers for commercial purposes?

Carol Couse and Jake Cohen provide a comparative perspective in a recent LawInSport article. Jake and Carol provide a review of United States Soccer Federation, Inc. v. United States National Soccer Team Players Association, issued in September 2016 by the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and focus specifically on the image rights component of the decision.

They also provide commentary and a comparative perspective on the status of image rights for both the US and England men's and women's national teams.

The full article can be accessed here.


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