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What’s Going on in the Knoedler Trial?

No one has a better–and daily–update on the art market trial of the decade than my friend Donn Zaretsky over at The Art Law Blog. Tweet

El Chapo Uses Trademarks to Protect Outlaw Brand

This just in from a confidential source. It appears that the wives (yes, plural) and daughter of Mexican drug lord, El Chapo Guzman, have applied for twenty-four Mexican trademarks. Alejandrina Salazar Hernández and Emma…
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Will Naruto Return to the Planet of Appeals?

Last September, PETA brought a copyright lawsuit on behalf of selfie-taking macaque, otherwise known as Naruto. Although the judge dismissed the suit in early January of this year, we were waiting for his written opinion,…
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Using Copyright, the NFL Keeps Tight Lid on Football History

One key and interesting concept in copyright law is how a person could have (tangible) property rights over a cultural work, say a 1960s film of the first Super Bowl, and yet not have the right to sell or screen it. This…
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Symposium: On the Intersection of Art and Law in the Work of Félix González-Torres

In the last few years, there has been a growing scholarly interest in González-Torres’ art works and the ways in which they are informed by law and juridical structures. Through the intersection of conceptual art strategies…
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Do You Have to Be Rich to Make It as an Artist?

How many of the 2015 art highlights were by “extremely wealthy cultural producers”? We do know that cash certainly makes a difference when it comes to obtaining legal advise. Tweet

Artist Using Yelp to Shame Alleged Infringer

Funny week. This past Monday my SVA students wanted to start our art & law discussions by continuing the debate over whether Kelly Mark’s neon art work, I Called Shotgun Infinity When I Was Twelve, could be protected by…
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