Art Law

Intellectual property is the touchstone for all major aspects of law related to Art Law.  CASTAYBERT PLLC combines the experience and expertise in copyright, trademark, business transactions, commercial and intellectual property transactions to provide sophisticated transactional and litigation counsel to art world clients such as galleries, dealers, collectors, artists, and appraisers.

The firm counsels clients in all aspects of Art Law, including the creation, purchase, retention, consignment, sale and lending of art.  The firm advises clients regarding authentication, title and provenance, commissions, real estate, auction consignment and insurance.  The firm also advises artists and institutions regarding matters of fair use and regarding the Visual Artists Rights Act of 1990 (“VARA”), which protects a work against “distortion, mutilation, or other modification.”

In appropriate cases, the firm will also represent individual artists or institutions on a pro bono basis and will handle matters referred by Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts.  The firm also offers its services to prepare Amicus Briefs and letters in support or opposition in matters involving free speech, resale rights, moral rights and the Visual Artists Rights Act.

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