Articles From Teresa Segalman

Is Your Ink Protected by Copyright? By Teresa Segalman Intellectual Property, September 2021 Copyright law has not caught up with the increasing popularity of tattoos in mainstream U.S. culture. A handful of tattoo copyright infringement claims have been brought recently, most settling before a court ruling. The lack of caselaw and absence of specific mention of tattoos in copyright statutes contribute to the ambiguity in tattoo copyright law, with some guidance provided in the context of video games and athlete’s tattoos.

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