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I am not sure if I am posting this in the right thread, but please direct me if I am wrong. My question is, if I wanted to use an MLB, NFL, or NBA teams logo on a shirt can I? Is it a trademark to the owner(s) of the teams and I have to pay royalty? Or buy the rights to use it? These shirts would not be for personal use and will be resold. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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The leagues control the intellectual property of the team logos, as well as the licensing rights. Any usage without license or permission would be infringement and you could be sued. To obtain licensing rights, you can contact the leagues directly. Expect to pay yearly dues plus royalties. Last I checked, NFL licensing was $100,000 per year (but they are not currently accepting new apparel licensees). MLB and NBA were around $35,000-50,000 per year.
 
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