Protection of trade secrets and craftsmanship: what is in the works?

In the legal field, craftsmanship is usually referred to as ‟know-how” or ‟trade secrets”. Unlike trademarks, copyright, designs and patents, trade secrets – which are an integral part of the creative strategy of 75 percent of companies in the European Union (‟EU”) – do not currently benefit from strong protection granted by a harmonised and…

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How to buy and sell ‟real” street art

Many people want to collect street art, but there are issues with taking it directly from the street. How to buy and sell ‟real” street art? Annabelle Gauberti, founding and managing partner of the London and Paris art law firm Crefovi, and president of ialci, explains the legal issues you need to be aware of.…

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Manual for use by the corporate art collector

In the past, major collectors would buy larger houses to show their art works. Now, many private collectors – in particular corporate art collectors – find or build large spaces to show their art and then continue to buy art to exhibit within them. Increasingly, private collectors are taking on the role of non-profit institutions…

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