I am searching for this topic and I found a similar question asked check here: Legal issues around using real players names and team emblems in an open source game

however I have specific questions where I don't know where to ask.

So I'll make an nba-quiz mini game and I need to know if there might cause some trouble using player profile images, names, team names and logos.

I found about a dozen suck mobile apps which use real names also some use photos as well.

In case I need a permission or check the customs, where to contact? where can I find such regulations?

Lets say I am allowed to use profile images, can I use the official images found on nba.com or yahoo or any sports website?

If not, where to get all player photos? sure can't capture them one by one :)

As for team logos, there are logo-quiz apps which mentions hundreds of logos of different international famous companies, I don't think the app owner contacted each company.

Any related information would help.


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    \$\begingroup\$ In what is your question different from the one you linked to? \$\endgroup\$
    – Vaillancourt
    Apr 10 '16 at 21:13
  • \$\begingroup\$ Is it legal to do what you'd like to do without NBA's permission? Most probably not. Will you be sued by them (i.e. "Will you get caught?") is a totally different question, and really, there is absolutely no answer to it. \$\endgroup\$
    – Vaillancourt
    Apr 10 '16 at 21:20

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