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"The role of the artist is to ask questions, not answer them"

The role of the artist is to ask questions, not answer them” is a quotation attributed to the Russian playwright Antov Chekov and with which we could not agree more. At ALTIUS, it is our mission to unburden you of all the often complex legal issues involved in creating, exploiting and using works of art and enforcing the related rights.

Our services are open to everyone who is active in the artistic life-cycle and value chain in all creative sectors. We advise painters, sculptors, writers, fashion designers, product designers, collectors, photographers, retailers, museums, etc.

We have also developed a strong focus on music and advise composers, performing artists, DJs and producers, record labels, publishers, managers, event organisers and users. Some members of our team are directly involved in the music sector.

Our multidisciplinary approach enables us to tackle all relevant fields of law, including intellectual property law, unfair competition law, general and commercial contract law, insurance law, employment law, corporate and finance law, etc.

If necessary, we will defend your rights before the courts. We have ample expertise with copyright and related rights litigation, trademarks, commercial disputes and with niche art law-related issues such as stolen and forged art.

ALTIUS has become a friend of Ancienne Belgique (AB), one of the most established musical institutions in Brussels and Belgium. Thanks to this friendship, we are able to connect with people in the industry and maintain our deep knowledge in this field.

CORPORATE & FINANCE

  • Business set-up
  • Art financing and lending
  • M&A and disposals

COMMERCIAL

  • Advertising
  • Marketing, promotion & sponsoring
  • Social media

IP & IT

  • Copyright & neighbouring rights including moral rights and resale rights
  • Trademarks
  • Domain names
  • Software & databases
  • Technology patents

PRIVACY & PERSONALITY RIGHTS

  • GDPR compliance
  • Publicity rights including image rights
  • Conflict between art and freedom of speech
  • Defamation
  • Right to reply

CONTRACTS

  • Exhibition
  • Consignment
  • Sale and lending
  • Licensing
  • Artists and management

DISPUTE RESOLUTION

  • Pre-litigation advice
  • Litigation, mediation & arbitration

TAX

  • All domains of (cross-border) taxation
  • Tax Shelter

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