NIL rights provide clear path for college esports pros

NIL rights provide clear path for college esports prosBy Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. The NCAA’s recent policy shift on a student athletes earning income and profiting off their “name, image and likeness” (NIL) while competing for a university has provided further clarity for current and aspiring pro gamers and content creators contemplating college esports. This change […]

Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) Rights: Recent Changes in Collegiate Athletics

Sports Law: Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) Rights: Recent Changes in Collegiate AthleticsBy Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. The recent changes in college athletic administrative policies have caused a monumental shift in the sports business and legal profession with emergence of a new potential “$100 million” market. As a result of a series of lawsuits and […]

Athletes and Entertainers: Clear Your Tattoos – Copyright Protection for Tattoos

Copyright Protection and Rights Clearance for TattoosBy Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. It is important for individuals and businesses in the entertainment and video game industries to be aware of the licensing requirements related to the use, display and reproduction of an entertainer, celebrity, athlete, or other social media influencer’s tattoos and other “body art.” In […]

Assess Your Assets: What Entertainers And Athletes Need To Protect Themselves

Assess Your Assets: What Entertainers And Athletes Need To Protect ThemselvesBy Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. Picture this, you’re an unmarried professional athlete, no spouse; but, you have three children with three different women and no will. Upon your death chaos ensues, as no specific individual is seen as your “surviving spouse” under the law; so, […]

NIL Law: The Postmortem Right Of Publicity

Name, Image, and Likeness Law: The Postmortem Right Of PublicityBy Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. As technology advances, additional legal situations, including those relating to the rights of the deceased, continue to arise. One of today’s hot button issues is the use of computer-generated imagery (“CGI”) and computer-generated holograms (“CGH”) recreating deceased individuals for commercial purposes […]

What’s A Will? Why Do You Need One?

Trusts and Estates Law: What’s A Will? Why Do You Need One?By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. “Daddy, what’s a will?” – Jay Z (Legacy) As Jay Z’s first-born child, Blue Ivy Carter, so eloquently inquired on her father’s track, “Legacy,” off his release, “4:44.”  The simple answer is that a will is a writing that […]

Sports Law – “Brand” and Name Protection For Professional and College Athletes

Sports Law – “Brand” and Name Protection For Professional and College AthletesBy Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. Today more than ever, all competitive athletes, including both professional and college ones, must be aware of how their “brand” is publicly viewed and protected.  This new focus on a player’s off-the-field business has caused many professional athletes from […]

What Are NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens)? A Look At NFTs in the Art, Entertainment, Music, Sports, Esports and Video Games Worlds

What Are NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens)? A Look At NFTs in the Art, Entertainment, Music, Sports, Esports and Video Games WorldsBy Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. NFTs or “non-fungible tokens” are all the buzz in today’s entertainment, sports, art, esports and video game industries. This includes musicians earning millions of dollars through releasing their own NFTs, celebrities […]