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Moral Rights

The Charging Bull and the Fearless Girl: Moral Rights Protections in Australia and the U.S.

by K&L Gates LLP on

The Charging Bull has been an iconic New York City landmark since it was placed outside the New York Stock Exchange in December 1989 in an act of guerrilla art. The bull's sculptor, Artutro Di Modica, left the artwork as a as...more

6 Unique Challenges for Protecting and Exploiting Intellectual Property in the United Arab Emirates

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is an attractive global business centre and gateway to the wider Middle East region for international companies seeking to commercialise and exploit their brands, products and...more

Don’t Cry Over Spilled Paint — Sue! VARA Claim Filed Against Detroit Real Estate Company

News of up-and-coming Detroit-based artist, Katherine Craig, splattered across headlines in the art world when she recently filed a lawsuit under Visual Artists Rights Act (VARA). The complaint requests injunctive relief...more

Rights of Visual Artists

by PretiFlaherty on

The Visual Artists Rights Act (VARA) is part of the U.S. Copyright Law and is found at 17 U.S.C. §106(A). This law went into effect in 1990 and grants certain rights to visual artists. It is akin to moral rights laws which...more

Heads Up: Canada’s Trademark Law - Avoid These 6 Mistakes

by DLA Piper on

It is important to ensure that the copyright transfer includes an irrevocable waiver of “moral rights,” a special type of right held by authors of creative works in Canada. Moral rights are separate from copyright and include...more

Take it Personally - Courts Provide Insight into the Value and Implications of Moral Rights

by K&L Gates LLP on

Since moral rights were introduced by amendments to the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) in 2000, there have been only a handful of decisions which have considered their application. However, two recent decisions highlight that it is...more

The Bluenose Copyright Fight

by Field Law on

When it comes to Canadian IP battles, neither The Great Olympic Sweater Debate nor the Distinctly Canadian Patent Fight can rival the court battle over the design of the Bluenose for sheer Canadianess....more

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