FOOTBALL IMAGE RIGHTS
Image rights and international footballers: the curious
BACKGROUND TO IMAGE RIGHTS In a football context, image rights are simply the right a player possesses to control, sell, license and otherwise monetise his or her likeness – that is, his or her image, name, nickname, voice, signature and all other characteristics unique to the player.
Image Rights in Football Explained
Jan 03, 2017What are Image Rights (IR) and why are they relevant to the football industry? From a variety of commercial deals I have advised on a player’s image can include a
Understanding Sports Image Rights
In this Case, Arsenal Football Club succeeded in having payments made to off-shore companies in respect of the Club’s exploitation of the image rights of their players, David Platt and Dennis Bergkamp, classified, for tax purposes, as capital sums and, therefore, non-taxable as income.
BBC SPORT | FOOTBALL | Image rights explained
The idea of image rights is that the household name has control over how their name is used and exploited commercially. Beckham's face will sell products across the world and make huge amounts of money for his club.
The current legal status of image rights companies in football
Such agreements allowed clubs to separate the payment of players for playing football under their employment agreements, from payments to a player’s image rights company for the use of the player’s image.
HMRC to pitch in on footballers’ image rights
Apr 05, 2017A football club may make payments to a player’s company to license the image rights from the company to enable the club to enter into an agreement with a sponsor to enable the sponsor to use the player’s picture or name. If the player's company is a UK tax resident company,..