Art Law in a Nutshell

Art Law in a Nutshell

Duboff's Art Law in a Nutshell overviews art as an investment, from copyrights to trademarks, and examines issues involving museums and collecting. Subjects covered include the customs definition, international art movement, and the victim of war. Explores auctions; authentication; insurance; and tax problems for collectors, dealers, and artists. Also addresses the working artist, aid to the arts, moral and economic rights, and freedom of expression.

Art Law in a Nutshell

Art Law in a Nutshell

Written for the layperson, this book contains a wide range of legal references and offers practical advice for collectors, dealers, and artists. Chapters discuss art as it is defined by customs authorities, as it exists as an international movement, as it suffers under conditions of war, and as an investment. They also address issues like auctions, authentication, insurance, taxes, aid to the arts, copyright, and freedom of expression. Annotation copyrighted by Book News Inc., Portland, OR

Art Law in a Nutshell

Art Law in a Nutshell

Written for the layperson, this book contains a wide range of legal references and offers practical advice for collectors, dealers, and artists. Chapters discuss art as it is defined by customs authorities, as it exists as an international movement, as it suffers under conditions of war, and as an investment. They also address issues like auctions, authentication, insurance, taxes, aid to the arts, copyright, and freedom of expression. Annotation copyrighted by Book News Inc., Portland, OR

The Law (in Plain English) for Collectors

A Guide for Lovers of Art and Antiques

The Law (in Plain English) for Collectors

“Savvy art collectors who want to protect themselves and their investments would be wise to read The Law (in Plain English)® for Collectors. The book provides valuable guidance that collectors of all levels can rely on.” —Dale Chihuly In The Law (in Plain English)® for Collectors, Leonard DuBoff and Sarah Tugman provide helpful advice on all things legal when it comes to art, antiques, and other collectibles. Whether readers are into coins or Queen Anne furniture, paintings or vintage books, this guide contains useful and practical information readers need to know to protect and enjoy their collections. Among other important concerns, readers will learn how to: Navigate purchases and customs Select insurance plans Properly file taxes Loan out pieces to galleries, museums, and shows Bestow work to future generations For private collectors, gallerists, artists, and others interested in art dealings, The Law (in Plain English)® for Collectors is an indispensable reference.

Art Market Research

A Guide to Methods and Sources, 2d ed.

Art Market Research

This book is for art market researchers at all levels. A brief overview of the global art market and its major stakeholders precedes an analysis of the various sales venues (auction, commercial gallery, etc.). Library research skills are reviewed, and advanced methods are explored in a chapter devoted to basic market research. Because the monetary value of artwork cannot be established without reference to the aesthetic qualities and art historical significance of our subject works, two substantial chapters detail the processes involved in researching and documenting the fine and decorative arts, respectively, and provide annotated bibliographies. Methods for assigning values for art objects are explored, and sources of price data, both in print and online, are identified and described in detail. In recent years, art historical scholarship increasingly has addressed issues related to the history of art and its markets: a chapter on resources for the historian of the art market offers a wide range of sources. Finally, provenance and art law are discussed, with particular reference to their relevance to dealers, collectors, artists and other art market stakeholders.

Patent Law in a Nutshell

Patent Law in a Nutshell

This Nutshell provides a succinct description of the fundamentals of U.S. patent law. Ranging from the acquisition of patent rights to their enforcement, it contains an overview of relevant statutes, rules, and cases that collectively define this area of intellectual property law. Topics include claim construction, obviousness, anticipation, written description and enablement, infringement, remedies, and other notable doctrines. Patent law has evolved quickly in the past few years. This Nutshell captures those changes and relates them well to the overall fabric of intellectual property law. This reference is suitable for use by those with a beginner's knowledge of patent law, but it has sufficient depth to be instructive for every practitioner in this exciting and dynamic field.

The Law (in Plain English) for Restaurants and Others in the Food Industry

The Law (in Plain English) for Restaurants and Others in the Food Industry

Make Your Restaurant Thrive. Cooking is your passion. Making a living with your cuisine is your dream. Organizing your restaurant is the key to your success. The Law (In Plain English)® for Restaurants is your comprehensive guide to working in the food industry. It looks at the business of running a restaurant and clarifies the laws affecting your business. Learn all the essential details to become a success and gain valuable insight on issuesunique to the restaurant industry, such as- - Protecting Recipes - Tax Rules for Tips - Franchising - Trademarks for Menus and Products - Hiring and Firing - Leases - Advertising - Insurance Whether you are dreaming of opening a restaurant, wanting to ensure that your business is on track or ready to expand to the next level, The Law (In Plain English)®for Restaurants has everything you need!

The Law (In Plain English)? for Writers

The Law (In Plain English)? for Writers

The Law (in Plain English)® for Writers Second Edition Few professional writers can afford round-the-clock legal counsel. Fortunately, you can afford to have the next best thing: this down-to-earth guide to every important legal question a writer may face — without the burden of an hourly fee. You’ll get clear advice on the day-to-day issues that can plague any writer — like getting through pages of contract legalese and dealing with agents and legal professionals. Packed with practical answers — plus a special appendix on helpful organizations and a glossary of commonly used legal and publishing terms, The Law (in Plain English) for Writers, Second Edition gives you the insight to: Understand the basic elements of all contracts with book and magazine publishers and keep your taxes low Find the right publisher — and what to know and watch out for if you’re considering self-publishing Make the most of copyright laws and the protections they offer Understand censorship, obscenity, defamation, and libel laws Protect your right to privacy Take advantage of the business laws that pertain to writers Know when it’s in your best interest to find a lawyer and how to go about it

The Law (in Plain English) for Photographers

The Law (in Plain English) for Photographers

This comprehensive guide for aspiring and professional photographers covers all of their legal and business concerns, providing answers to questions that can mean the difference between success and ruin. The Law (in Plain English) for Photographers is an invaluable resource that encompasses a wide range of issues from trademarks and censorship to insurance and agents. Readers will find information on: --censorship and obscenity --the rights of privacy and publicity --organizing as a business --tax deductions for the home office --relevant court cases --photography organizations --releases, contracts, and other forms The revisions for this third edition also cover key digital issues, such as the Copyright Office's new online registration process; post-9/11 rules for shooting in "sensitive" environments; and updates to right of privacy laws. Not only can this book save thousands in attorney's fees, it also explains how to find good legal assistance when necessary.

Legal Drafting in a Nutshell

Legal Drafting in a Nutshell

Haggard's Legal Drafting in a Nutshell provides guidelines for producing documents that serve the client's needs, solve existing problems, and prevent future problems. Authoritative coverage overviews the general drafting process and offers tips on getting started. Provides guidelines for drafting within the law and choosing the proper concept. Also identifies ambiguities, definitions, and drafting ethics.