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What About Margarethe Mauthner? Van Gogh Once Owned by Elizabeth Taylor Heads to Auction Again with Scant Mention of its Persecuted Former Owner
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • USA
  • March 26 2018

Since the passage in 2016 of the Holocaust Expropriated Art Recovery (HEAR) Act, many commenters (here included) have grappled with what the


McDonald's Beats Graffiti Copyright Claims in California, But Faces New Threat over New York Street Art
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • USA
  • April 26 2017

McDonald’s recently prevailed on personal jurisdiction grounds in a closely-watched case in California about the use of street art as décor for


Is Coopting Graffiti's Street Cred a Fair Use?
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • USA
  • December 1 2016

The estate of Dashiell “Dash” Snow, better known as graffiti artist “Secret Snow”has sued McDonald’s over allegedly infringing use of Snow’s street


Norton Simon Museum Prevails Against Von Saher Claim to Cranachs Looted by the Nazis
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • USA
  • August 16 2016

Just as it appeared that the first trial in years would begin next month on a claim of Nazi-looted art, the much publicized Von Saher case has come


California Resale Royalty Act Claims Dismissed as Preempted by Copyright Law, Despite 1980 Ninth Circuit Holding to the Contrary
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • USA
  • April 13 2016

Just three months after the Supreme Court denied certiorari review of last year's Ninth Circuit decision finding California's Resale Royalty Act


Court Enters Final Dismissal of “Monkey Selfie” Case
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • USA
  • February 1 2016

As anticipated, the judge presiding over the "monkey selfie" copyright case has dismissed the complaint for copyright infringement brought by the


Supreme Court Declines Review of California Resale Royalty Case
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • USA
  • January 12 2016

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal of last year's Ninth Circuit decision striking down part of the California Resale Royalty Act


Naruto, We Hardly Knew YeJudge Calls Monkeyshines on “Monkey Selfie” Case
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • USA
  • January 7 2016

It appears that the much-maligned “monkey selfie” case is destined for a quick exit. The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California


California’s Net Metering Rates Preserved, but Debate over the Value of Solar is Ongoing
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • USA
  • December 16 2015

Many of the polices that helped enable the proliferation of rooftop solar installations in California, specifically net metering at the retail rate


Graffiti on the runway: street artist rime pursues lawsuit against Moschino for damaging his street cred
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • USA
  • November 4 2015

The fusion of street art, high fashion, and the law is hardly new, but the Italian designer Moschino’s latest foray into this genre has landed the