"Professor Johnson said she had never heard of a situation where a judge has ordered the physical removal of a tattoo. Most disputes are resolved before the need for court intervention. "Oftentimes when there is a lawsuit, they settle very quickly because the tattoo artist a lot of times doesn't have much to lose. They are very, very interested in getting justice," she said. "But we do have a lot of settlement talks, a lot of negotiations where people are trying to figure out how to agree in this particular capacity." Her advice for anyone thinking of getting a tattoo in this modern litigious world? "Get a release very early. Get a contract signed between you as the tattooed individual and the tattoo artist," she said. "That is one of the best things an individual can do if they find themselves running afoul of some copyright-related claim, some type of contract.""
Thursday, November 3, 2016
Who owns your ink? Tattoos artists turn to lawsuits to protect intellectual property; Australian Broadcasting Company, 10/26/16
Antony Funnell, Australian Broadcasting Company; Who owns your ink? Tattoos artists turn to lawsuits to protect intellectual property: