Color By Numbers: Art Law 101

(298 Ratings)

Produced on: April 16, 2018

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 60 minutes
Difficulty Beginner

“Art law” encompasses a complex and interdisciplinary body of law that governs the creation, protection, ownership, licensing, transport, insuring and sale of art. While some art specific laws exist, the practice of art law frequently involves the application of multiple areas of law to the relationships, rights, transactions and disputes among artist and other art participants.

This course, presented by Randy Friedberg, a Partner at White and Williams LLP, provides an introduction to this complex area of law with emphasis on issues such as intellectual property rights in art, moral and economic rights, agreements for the transfer and commission of artwork, and licensing agreements for artworks.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Examine the application of copyright law to artwork including fair use
  2. Discuss moral rights, in particular the Visual Artist Rights Act
  3. Comprehend the intersection between trademark law and artwork
  4. Consider key issues when drafting agreements for licensing or commission of artworks    


Randy Friedberg

White and Williams, LLP

Randy Friedberg has 30 years of experience in counseling clients, with particular focus on the protection, licensing and enforcement of intellectual property rights. His practice encompasses trademark and copyright law, unfair competition, trade secrets, advertising law, internet law and entertainment law, as well as general corporate and litigation matters.

Randy represents clients in a variety of industries, including consumer goods and services, computer software and hardware, pharmaceutical and biomedical products, media and entertainment. He also represents the energy and financial services sectors for corporate work and litigation before an array of state and federal courts, in the United States Patent and Trademark Office and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. 

Randy’s experience has led to him to become a source for the news media. He has been quoted in a variety of different publications in the area of IP law. He is also asked to speak and present at business-related events. Randy has also served as a Judge for the Cardozo Entertainment Moot Court Competition.

Randy is the author of “Navigating Intellectual Property Disputes,” an authoritative, insider's perspective on assisting clients with managing IP assets and litigating disputes. He was on the editorial subcommittee of The Trademark Reporter, a publication of the International Trademark Association.  


  • Represented a famous clothing designer in trademark work, a series of licenses and a “bet the company” arbitration
  • General counsel to one of the largest pet toy companies in the country; engaged in trademark, copyright, and patent registration, licensing and litigation, as well as Proposition 65 litigation and general corporate matters
  • Represented a large private label manufacturer and distributor of cosmetics for trademark, copyright, Internet and general commercial matters
  • Represented numerous licensors and licensees in negotiating and drafting significant license agreements in a wide range of industries, including clothing, music, software and cosmetics 


Randy has been selected for inclusion in ”Super Lawyers” in the New York Metro Region in a survey of his peers by Law & Politics magazine for the years 2007 through 2018.


Scott C.

Fantastic course

William C.

Very good presentation, thank you

Beth Florence D.

Outstanding lecturer - truly one of Lawline’ best. His fair use seminar excellent also.

Jennifer D.

Very interesting and a great presenter.

Aparna K.

Very interesting! Thank you!

Margaret H.

Well organized

Elizabeth R.

Please do a Part 2 of this topic with same speaker! One of the best trainings I’ve heard on lawline, incredibly informative & interesting. Thanks!

Andrew S.

well presented

judy i.

Hands down, the very best Lawline course I've viewed. I hope that there are more courses by this attorney on the various topics he touched upon, as well as those for which he didn't have the time. I particularly enjoyed the clarity of visual representations to make the different points. This was an excellent program. Please also consider a longer talk on these topics.

Stephanie K.

It was great!

Paula G.


Daphne Marie C.

I hope there is a part 2. Lots of interesting facets of Art Law!

Mary Ann M.

I tend always to give all fours because I perceive no obvious shortcomings. Now I will be more judicious in awarding 4s; this guy deserves 5s.

Eric P.

Nice presentation with great examples.

Loren P.

Entertaining as well as informative.

Maureen D.

I would be interested in Art 102

Joshua H.

Very well presented - a result of Mr. Friedberg's enthusiasm for and knowledge of art law.

Jason F.

super interesting

Frances K.

I really enjoyed this presentation because the instructor made sure to include real-world practice tips that most Art Law CLE's don't have. Examples were excellent and helpful. One of the best.

Debra P.

Add cites to the cases on the power point. great job - excellent use of real world examples to make relevant points.

Joseph H.

Interesting program

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