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Banksy Loses Trademark Battle With Greeting Card Company

Graffiti artist Banksy has lost a legal battle over one of his most famous artworks with a greetings card company. The artwork, known as Flower Thrower, depicts a masked protester throwing a bouquet of flowers. It first appeared on a wall in Jerusalem in 2005, and was appropriated by a UK-based card company, Full Colour Black, for use on greetings cards. Banksy successfully applied for an EU trademark for the work in 2014, and in...

Andy Warhol’s Prince Image Ruled Fair Use in Copyright Battle With Photographer

A two-year copyright battle between photographer Lynn Goldsmith and the estate of Andy Warhol has concluded with a New York judge ruling in favour of the pop artist’s foundation. Celebrity photographer Lynn Goldsmith brought the case against the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts in 2017, claiming that Warhol had violated the copyright of her photographs of pop star Prince, taken in 1981, when they were used to make the artist’s screenprints. Goldsmith granted...

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