Ex-Linebacker Strikes NFL With IP Suit Over Likeness

Law360, Los Angeles (August 4, 2011, 9:35 PM EDT) -- A former Atlanta Falcons linebacker hit the National Football League with a lawsuit Tuesday in Minnesota federal court seeking to block it from using his likeness in any of its NFL Films productions.

Florida resident Henri Crockett, who played for the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl XXXIII, claims the league needs to obtain his consent or a license to use his name and image in any of its film productions. He claims the NFL has violated a false endorsement provision in the Lanham Act as well...
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