Arts lawyers x Arts lovers
As lovers of the arts, it’s not uncommon to find our team wandering through galleries and attending events. We love the movies, theatre, fashion shows, design and art fairs, and anything and everything that showcases Australia’s talented artists and creatives.
Who we work with
Our experienced arts lawyers work closely with artists, performers, galleries (including NFT and online galleries), museums, illustrators, photographers, videographers, graphic designers, dancers, choreographers, and artistic types of all persuasions.
We can help you with things like
- Arts industry contracts, (e.g. agreements relating to artworks, illustration, photography, content creation, collaboration, creative commissions and more).
- Agreements relation to agents, talent and management.
- Intellectual property (IP) assignment and licensing.
- Copyright protection, infringement and commercialisation.
- Moral and performers rights.
- Advice on receiving and providing royalties.
- Brand protection and trade mark registration.
- Design registration and advice.
- Pre-publication legal advice and content clearance.
- Venue hire.
- NFT advice and terms.
- Talent and location releases.
- Terms and conditions of sale and entry for events and venue admission.
- General business structuring and set up advice.
- IP, contract and payment disputes.
- Much, much more!
Examples of work
- Drafting terms of sale agreements between artists and purchasers of art, and advising on matters like copyright, moral rights, resale royalties and display rights.
- Drafting agreements between artists and online galleries for the sale of artworks, including NFTs.
- Working with authors, publishers and illustrators to prepare agreements for the licence or assignment of copyright in their work.
- Representing artists in disputes involving the infringement of copyright and moral rights in their artworks, including litigation in the Federal Court.
- Drafting and filing registered design applications and advising on registered design matters generally.
Common problems our arts lawyers solve
- What rights do I have as an artist, designer, dancer, gallery, or general creative?
- How can I make money from my creative work and skills?
- How can I stop others from using (or copying) my work without permission?
- I’ve been offered a contract… what does it mean and should I sign?