Art Law BlogPosts Categorized Under "Copyright"

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.

Appeals Court Upholds Jury Award To Sculptor For Copyright Infringement

Posted March 28th, 2017 - by


Earlier this month, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a $450,000 jury award in a case against a businessman who commissioned knockoff copies of several of the artist’s sculptures. The … (read more)


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With New Suit Against Francesca’s, Artists Continue to Strike Back Against Alleged Copying By Consumer Brands

Posted January 16th, 2017 - by


Recent months have seen a number of lawsuits or threatened suits by independent artists seeking to protect their work from alleged unauthorized copying by retailers and other consumer brands.  An… (read more)


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Louis Vuitton Seeks Rehearing in Second Circuit Trademark Infringement Case

Posted January 10th, 2017 - by


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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Suit Over Cady Noland Artwork Ends Without Significant Ruling on VARA

Posted January 3rd, 2017 - by


We’ve written before about conceptual artist Cady Noland, whose works command huge prices in the market, but who has a history of being highly particular about how her creations are installed, ma… (read more)


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

Posted January 2nd, 2017 - by


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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