Artist’s Resale Right celebrates its 100 years.

  Born in France in 1920, included in the Article 14ter of the Berne Convention at the International Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in 1971 and, harmonized in Europe by the Directive in 2001. The Artist’s Resale Right turned 100 on the 18th May 2020. Even though the current COVID 19 crisis has unfortunately led to the postponement of all planned… Read more →

Finland : Unpaid Resale Right Court Ruling

  Kuvasto, a finnish collective management society reported a triumph for the Artist Resale Right in Finland on it’s website. On the 3rd of April 2020, the Finnish Pohjois-Savon district court gave its Judgment on a case of unpaid ARR regarding, amongst other things, the art exhibitions held at Valamo monestary. ( article available in Finnish here.)   The District… Read more →

BREXIT: Artist’s Resale Right maintained in the United Kingdom.

The UK left the European Union on the 31st of January 2020, with a transition period, set to expire on the 31st of December of this year. Leaving many pondering on the question, What next for the Artist’s Resale Right? So far, we know that intellectual property law, including the Artist’s Resale Right (ARR) in the UK will remain unchanged… Read more →

Project “Balmes law”, a pro resale right bill presented at the chamber of deputies in Chile.

  “Balmes Law”, a bill named in honor of renowned national artist and first president of Creaimagen, Mr. José Balmes, was presented at the chamber of deputies of Chile on the 26th of November 2019. This bill seeks to modify three articles from the current legislation in order to improve the rights of visual artists and includes a new regulation… Read more →

Photo: Charly Diaz Azcue / Comunicación Senado

A big leap forward for Resale Right in Argentina

(Photo Credits: Charly Diaz Azcue-Comunicación Senado)     A new bill was proposed to the Honourable Senate of the Argentine Nation by the Senator Lucila Crexell, a member of the Neuquino Popular Movement. On the 7th of October 2019, the senator entered the bill whose original text is available in Spanish on the website of the Argentine senate. It proposes the… Read more →