Apparently so
by ndtnguy (2017-07-17 09:40:38)
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  In reply to: So they hung a banner in OSU stadium with his picture  posted by 1978Irish

And my instinct is that makes his case very weak.

The article describes the suit as an anti-trust case, but how is OSU putting a corporate logo on a banner a combination in restraint of trade?

And I could see a suit based on the right of publicity and the university's unauthorized use of his likeness for commercial purposes, but they could do that with or without a corporate logo.

Perhaps the theory is that a banner without a corporate logo isn't a commercial use, but a banner with one is?


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