The Enforcement Challenges for Tattoo Copyrights

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Yolanda King

Northern Illinois University - College of Law

Date Written: 2014

Abstract

Who owns the copyright in a tattoo? Can the owner enforce a tattoo copyright, and if so, what is the scope of enforcement of a tattoo copyright? These are questions I left unresolved in The Challenges “Facing” Copyright Protection for Tattoos. In that Article, I asserted that, despite a lack of any reported decisions, tattoos are copyrightable works. However, I noted that the related issues of ownership and enforcement are appropriate subject matter for a separate article. This Article is the follow-up to the first Article, a natural progression in the analysis of the application of copyright law to tattoos.

Keywords: copyright, tattoos

JEL Classification: K3

Suggested Citation

King, Yolanda, The Enforcement Challenges for Tattoo Copyrights (2014). Journal of Intellectual Property Law, Vol. 22, 2014, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2802275

Yolanda King (Contact Author)

Northern Illinois University - College of Law ( email )

Swen Parson Hall
DeKalb, IL 60115
United States

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