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I assume the signatures are real please?
Yes we will print and frame approved photos for each team, send them to the clubs to be signed then when returned to us posted to individual customers
My experience in these type of negotiation is limited hence the reason for needing advice
In that case you do not need to worry.
You do not need their permission to sell authorised prints or replica items.
Even the signatures you do not need permission. If the stars sign it then you can sell it
You do not need to pay royalties etc.
You do not need a licence.
You only need a licence where you are reproducing items which are subject to copyright that belong to the club
You do not need a licence to sell autographs etc
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Okay so any payment in the deal to the clubs will purely be a sweetener for their time in this case, is there a chance that they will prefer a contract to be drawn up to control n
Control the number of copies sold and what photos can be used etc
Well they can't do that.
Its just a bargaining tool
Can I clarify anything else?
thank you for your help, just one final question. Would it be wise for me to try and get a contract signed to protect my company as the only supplier of this type of goods on their behalf or would it not be legally binding with this type of product?
Yes if you can do this, that would help.
Then the contract would be binding
Any rough idea on costs for a contract to be written?
Probably around £250 - £500
Ok, many thanks. Have a good week
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