I think this answered my question..
Copyright infringement? can i make a shirt with my fav sports team logo?
question pretty much asks it all....can i make a shirt using the logo of my favorite sports team, using there logo, but my own design and layout?
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Jessica answered 2 years agoTechnically, it's a copyright violation. If you base your work on someone else's work, and don't get permission from the copyright holder, then it's an infringement. Realistically, many teams love to see fan creations, as long as those creations are not sold. So if you wear the shirt yourself, then usually they'll wink at it. If you start selling those shirts, or even making up a lot of them to give away, then you can expect lawyers to take notice. Sports teams make money from selling tickets, yes...but they also make a LOT of their money from branded merchandise. For instance, I have a jar of pickles in my fridge right now that claims to be the official pickle of a certain well-known football team. I didn't buy the pickles because they're the official brand, but you can bet the pickle makers paid a lot of money to put that logo on their jar. Your best bet is to just buy one of the official team shirts.