Intellectual Property Law
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Question: did you sign a modeling agreement with them?
If did not sign any agreement then you should send them a written notice (preferably with certified mail) where you give them notice that you are no longer available to do modeling work for them and telling them to remove your images and name
For your knowledge they cannot profit from your name or likeness without proper permission There are two distinct legal claims that potentially could apply to such unauthorized use: (1) invasion of privacy through misappropriation of name or likeness ("misappropriation"); and (2) violation of your right of publicity. The "right of publicity" is the right of a person to control and make money from the commercial use of his or her identity.
In the notice to them you may want to include the above two points and caution them that any continued use of images of you will create damages that you intend to pursue.
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