Image Rights

A picture paints a thousand words

High-profile individuals, such as professional sports people and other celebrities, are often offered payments from those who want to use their name, image or other personal characteristic for commercial purposes. These characteristics are often referred to as ‘image rights’.

The taxation of image rights has been and continues to be a thorny topic for sportspersons and their employers. Although much of the attention in the press has focused on the football industry, the principles are applicable to any sport in which a sportsperson’s image rights have some potential commercial value.

How can we help?

We offer clients strategic tax advice on image rights and structures to ensure that their clients intellectual property contracts are set up correctly and in the most tax-efficient way. We help to make sure that clients and their teams don’t end up on the wrong side of the tax authorities whilst ensuring that their maximum income is retained.

Next steps

To find out more about how Axia could help your business, call Andy Pollard (Senior Partner) in the UK on: 0203 972 0155, or our US office on +1 424 228 9700.

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