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can an airline use your name in its advertisements ? (ie;

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can an airline use your name in it's advertisements ? (ie; as on copy of a ticket in the ad that was not a place y0u flew with them to ? )

No they may not. To use a person's name, image, likeness, photo, voice, etc. for commercial purposes without that person's permission violates what is know as the person's "right to publicity." Using a person's name in advertisements would be considered a commercial use of a person's name. Since you are in NJ, let me direct you to an excellent detailed discussion of a person's "right to publicity": Right of Publicity Laws New Jersey. You can be awarded both compensatory damages and an injunction should you decide to pursue a lawsuit against the airline.

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