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11-13-2012, 09:12 PM
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Originally Posted by DrinkFightFlyers View Post
It has nothing to do with the NHL, it is the law. You can't profit off of someone's name/likeness without their permission.

EDIT: And he probably could sue right now for the logo with the Giroux-esque face and the #28 and the name "G" on the back. It would just likely not go over very well with the fans and I am sure he probably doesn't care.
Yeah, I was also going to mention G vs. Giroux wouldn't make much of a difference, because it is clear what or who G stands for.

Originally Posted by DrinkFightFlyers View Post
EDIT EDIT: Just a quick excerpt from a 2010 case (while it mention's NJ's laws and this theoretical case may or may not be in NJ, the laws are all 3rd Circuit laws which this case would be under (also most of the Circuits are pretty much in line with this))...

Hart v. Elec. Arts, Inc., 740 F. Supp. 2d 658, 664 (D.N.J. 2010).
Most probably, German law would apply, but the quote does serve an illustrative purpose, and it's very likely handled similarly there.

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