Professor Sheff Speaks on Art Law Section Panel at AALS Annual Meeting

Professor Sheff speaks on AALS Art Law panel:  The Use (and Abuse) of Trademarks in Art: Referential Uses, Lazy Art, and Cultural Salience.  Photo Credit: Irene Calboli

Professor Sheff speaks on AALS Art Law panel: The Use (and Abuse) of Trademarks in Art: Referential Uses, Lazy Art, and Cultural Salience. Photo Credit: Irene Calboli

On January 5, 2019, IPLC Faculty Director Professor Jeremy Sheff spoke on a panel at the annual meeting of the Association of American Law Schools in New Orleans. The panel discussion, organized by the Art Law Section, was entitled: The Use (and Abuse) of Trademarks in Art:  Referential Uses, Lazy Art, and Cultural Salience. Professor Sheff’s comments focused on the caselaw that has developed around the unauthorized use of trademarks and celebrity likenesses in entertainment products, and whether the principles developed in those cases have application to the world of the visual arts.