Who we represent

Our Art team deals with complex corporate and private individual transactions for art collectors, individual artists, art galleries, museums, art foundations and foreign governments.

What we do

  • Provide advice on trademark, copyright, trade secrets, industrial design, registration, strategy, disputes, and protection of IP.
  • Act for museums and art collectors on the buying and transfer of art from various jurisdictions.
  • Deal with issues concerning Designs Act violations, Geographical Indicators, and Indigenous plant varieties.
  • Draft confidentiality, technology transfer, licensing, and assignment agreements.
  • Negotiate and draft industry-specific contracts and manage international artists.
  • Register international trademarks under a consolidated application.
  • Prosecute and defend infringement claims.
Recent experience includes:
  • Advising prominent US museums, on Indian law issues concerning artifacts and antiquities from India.
  • Advising on IP issues arising from the estate of the renowned actor, writer, playwright and film director.
  • Advising a client on their rights and entitlements under the copyright and plagiarism laws where the original work in a particular form, format and size was copied onto a different form, format, and size. This case required a multi-pronged approach considering the work was also shared on virtual public platforms, requiring action against the infringer, intermediary platforms, and quasi-judicial fora governing the parties.

Why choose us?

We have a deep understanding of the creative process, valuation of artistic works and the commitment to artistic and original expression. We strive to educate artists and creative entrepreneurs about their rights to protect their original works. We consider our clients’ concerns and observations and combine their expertise with ours to provide innovative solutions.

For further information or to discuss matters in confidence, please reach out to our partners.

Kamala Naganand
Kamala Naganand