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HI There I am seeking some advice in regards XXXXX XXXXX

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HI There
I am seeking some advice in regards XXXXX XXXXX law.
I am looking to set up a small tshirt business and have an artist who is able to draw caricatures of celebs in which I want to know if it is legal for me to print these images onto products for sale eg tshirts mugs etc with the celeb name.
The artist has given permission but I want to ensure I am not breaking the law.
Thanks
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Senior Partner replied 3 years ago.
Hi Thanks for your question. Can you give me a bit more info please? What sort of celebrities? Uk or US? Worldwide?

Where are you planning to sell?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi There


 


I am planning on setting up a website selling on the internet.


Celebs would be pop stars, actors, actresses, sports men/women.


It will be worldwide I suppose as its an online business


thanks

Customer: replied 3 years ago.
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HI There
I am seeking some advice in regards to copyright law.
I am looking to set up a small tshirt business and have an artist who is able to draw caricatures of celebs in which I want to know if it is legal for me to print these images onto products for sale eg tshirts mugs etc with the celeb name.
The artist has given permission but I want to ensure I am not breaking the law.
Thanks
Expert:  Alice H replied 3 years ago.
My name is Alex Hughes and I am a Solicitor based in London. I'm happy to help with your question today.

Will you be obtaining permission from these celebrities to use their names and images?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

 


I wasnt sure I had to as the images are caricatures.


What is the procedure for this to be legal as I have seen many websites offering the same sort of products?


thanks

Expert:  Alice H replied 3 years ago.
OK. Understood. Please bear with me for a short time as I am assisting another customer and need to write you a full answer.