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  09/11/13, 11:11 am
I have a situation: my friend has a collab with a well known brand and put me on a shirt without letting me know until post production. Considering I'm taking my modeling seriously and creating it into a career, this really bothers me from a business stand point. I know he did it with good intention of giving me exposure however it was how it was done that I think was messed up. It leaves me with no percentage. I was hoping I could get some legal advice I was planning to meet up with him today and I just wanted to be prepared so he knows I'm about my business. How should I pursue this?
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Eric Gottfried Says:

Sep 16,2013 10:50 AM

You have a claim under both New York's Civil Rights Law as well as Federal Law; specifically your friend violated the Lanham Act by using your image for a commercial purpose without your written consent. Please contact me office immediately for assistance. Eric Gottfried, Esq. 212-766-5665

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