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Why Art Is a Unique Asset Class

Twelve main reasons, according to Nouriel Roubini. Tweet

Beastie Boys Get Permanent Injunction Against Monster

Interesting outcome to a copyright/trademark case. You may remember that last year The Beastie Boys won a major copyright infringement case against Monster Energy drink. Last month, a New York district court granted The…
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UCSD’s Conceptual Public Artwork Destroyed

A rare permanently installed art project by Michael Asher has been destroyed. San Diego 6 and Hyperallergic have more on this story. I’d like to add that although the obvious question here is whether this project gets…
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Roberto Cavalli Still Fighting Trademark and Copyright Claims

Against three graffiti artists. This one’s a bit more interesting because now the artists are adding copyright’s brother, The Lanham Act, to the usual copyright claim. The California  judge presiding over this dispute has…
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Artist Files Suit Against Swiss Watchmaker

Via Artinfo: Saudi artist Ahmed Mater has filed an infringement suit against the Swatch Group, parent company of Omega watches, over an advertisement that bears a similarity to his work Read more

Appeals Court Rules US Post Office Must Pay Artist Another $540,000

Yes, the Gaylord v. US copyright infringement case is still going on. This time the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld an earlier decision against the United States Postal Service (USPS) that it must pay…
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Target Wins First Amendment Fight with Rosa Parks Nonprofit

Via The AmLaw Litigation Daily, The Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self Development sued Target in 2013, claiming it illegally profited from Parks’ fame and violated her publicity rights. Target’s lawyers at Faegre…
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