California Art Law Attorney, Based In San Francisco

I am attorney Lawrence (Larry) Townsend, and from my office in San Francisco, I represent clients in a wide range of art law-related matters. If you are looking for an attorney to assist you with an intellectual property legal matter, please call my office at 415-906-2792 to learn how I can help.

Serving A Wide Variety Of California Artists

Some of the creators whom I have assisted with matters in the area of art law are:

  • Photographers
  • Illustrators
  • Graphic designers
  • Graphic artists
  • Painters
  • Sculptors
  • Fine artists

Providing Skilled Counsel And Guidance To California Businesses

Some of the businesses in the area of art law that I have assisted include:

  • Advertisers
  • Advertising agencies
  • Art publishers
  • Artist representatives
  • Commissioning parties

I can offer advice on agreements and defining the relationship between artist and client, including licensing (exclusive and nonexclusive), assignments and works made for hire. In addition, I have extensive experience litigating cases involving art and design, involving copyright, breach of contract, unfair competition, and infringement of an artist's moral rights under the Visual Artists Rights Act of 1990 (VARA) and California's own law recognizing a visual artist's moral rights, California Civil Code Section 987 et seq. (The California Art Preservation Act).

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