Art Law 2019-08-21T23:43:24-07:00

Art Law Practice

LOS ANGELES ART LAWYER ATTORNEY LAW FIRM ENTERTAINMENTAxis provides full-service representation to the Arts and Visual Arts Industry including Artists, Galleries, Painters, Museums, Consignors, Sculptors, and Buyers.

Whether it involves the representation of artists, photographers, sculptors, visual artists, painters, galleries, consignors, buyers, or others, Axis’ practice can provide high quality representation of those involved in the arts and visual arts industry.  We serve art clients on both transactional matters and disputes spanning the field of visual arts.


► Who We Represent

Axis can assist numerous types of art industry clients involved in and connected with the art industry. In visual arts, there are a number of types of players and professionals:

  • Artists
  • Visual artists
  • Graphic artists
  • Designers
  • Sculptors
  • Galleries
  • Art buyers
  • Art finance and lenders
  • Museums

► Art Law and Industry Practice Areas

We serve clients involved with the Visual Arts industry with a variety of legal matters. Whether it involves contract negotiations, entity formation, compliance with laws and regulations,  licensing, copyright/trademark matters, consulting, strategic advice, financings, consignments, exhibitions, or related matters, Axis offers high-quality legal representation to art industry clients.




Art Law Contracts and Transactions

Axis represents clients, including visual arts creatives,  in a wide variety of agreements, deals, and transactions. For art law clients, the most common art law contracts and transactions include the following:

  • Artwork agreements
  • Art Finance
  • Art Licensing
  • Commission agreements
  • Consignment agreements
  • Gallery agreements
  • Gallery showings
  • Exhibition agreements
  • Museum agreements
  • Museum rights
  • Merchandise Agreements
  • New media
  • Option agreements
  • Resale royalties
  • Sales and purchases
  • Sales agreements
  • Unfair competition
  • Visual artist statutory rights



Intellectual Property & Licensing

Axis assists clients with a wide variety of intellectual property and licensing matters, ranging across copyright, trademark, trade secret, licensing, confidentiality, and related matters. For art industry clients, the most common issues are as follows:

  • Confidentiality Agreements
  • Counterfeiting
  • Copyrights
  • Copyright Assignments
  • Copyright Infringement
  • Intellectual Property Assignment
  • Licensing Contracts
  • Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Licensing Deals
  • Piracy
  • Trademarks
  • Trademark Disputes
  • Trademark Infringement
  • Trademark Registrations


Disputes, Lawsuits, and Litigation

Axis also represents clients in a wide range of disputes, lawsuits, and litigation, ranging multiple practice areas. For art law professionals, the most common types of disputes and : claims that arise in controversies include:

  • Intellectual property disputes
  • Contract disputes
  • Infringement
  • Breaches of contract
  • Misuse of likeness / name / identity
  • Unfair competition
  • Invasions of privacy
  • Non-payment of debts or money for services rendered



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