Famous Athletes, Celebrities and Tattoo Copyrights: Who Owns What?

When ordinary, non-famous people—people like you and me—pay a tattoo artist for inking the visible parts of our bodies, we don’t typically generate much controversy or legal intrigue. The general consumer public most likely thinks the tattoo itself belongs to the person wearing it, since it’s part of their bodies. But when a professional athlete…

Athletes and tattoos

Loss-of-Value Insurance Policies Enter the NFL Landscape

Earlier this summer, Philadelphia offensive lineman Chuck Warmack added another item to his list of noteworthy life events: he became the first NFL player to collect on a loss-of-value insurance policy. Loss-of-value policies have been common for some time among college players, because they protect a player’s financial future in the event of a career-halting…

Brian J. Murphy | Sports Attorney