Art Law BlogPosts by Amanda M.F. Bakale

The art world, and the laws that regulate it, are continually evolving.  Grossman LLP’s Art Law Blog offers our insights into the important legal issues and developments impacting the art world on a daily basis.

Antiques Dealer Ordered to Pay $1.1 Million Over Sale of Fake Renoir

Posted April 6th, 2017 - by Amanda M.F. Bakale


New York gallery owner Alex Komolov has emerged victorious in litigation against antiques dealer Jack Shaoul arising out of the sale of a fake Renoir. Komolov, owner of the Alskom Gallery, sue… (read more)


Categories: Art Galleries, Art Market, Authentication, Fine Art, Forgeries, Legal Developments
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Art Market Conference Seeks to Address Problems of Illicit Trafficking

Posted January 30th, 2017 - by Amanda M.F. Bakale


A recent conference in Geneva reflects an attempt by private art-market actors to raise awareness and address the problems of illicit trafficking of art and antiquities.  While such illegal activ… (read more)


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Recently Enacted Federal Law Hopes to Facilitate Art Lending from Abroad

Posted January 26th, 2017 - by Amanda M.F. Bakale


Under a recently enacted federal law, foreign states have been granted sovereign immunity in controversies over the temporary exhibition of artworks and cultural objects on loan to the United Sta… (read more)


Categories: Art Exhibitions, Legal Developments, Museums, Nazi-looted Art
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Louis Vuitton Seeks Rehearing in Second Circuit Trademark Infringement Case

Posted January 10th, 2017 - by Amanda M.F. Bakale


As we reported recently, the Second Circuit sided with parody-handbag producer My Other Bag in a trademark-infringement suit launched by high-end fashion brand Louis Vuitton.   The Second Circuit… (read more)


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Second Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Louis Vuitton’s Tote-Bag Suit

Posted January 2nd, 2017 - by Amanda M.F. Bakale


High-end fashion brand Louis Vuitton has lost its trademark suit against a tote-bag company My Other Bag, which markets canvas bags decorated with cartoonish reproductions of bags from high-end f… (read more)


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