Date of this Version

4-17-2008

Document Type

Journal Article

Abstract

A sports celebrity’s fame – her ‘personality’ - is commercially valuable for marketing products and services. Developments in the law suggest there are good reasons for trademarking a celebrity’s image. The law needs to be applied within clearer boundaries and offer more certainty in this area. Today, the practice of trademarking celebrity image complements the tort of passing off in protecting goodwill in a celebrity’s personality.

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This document has been peer reviewed.