a celebrity is wearing my brand

Client Query: A Celebrity Is Wearing My Brand

“Client Query” is a brief segment in which a common client question is broken down and answered. This month, Spear IP tackles that “OMG” moment… “A celebrity is wearing my brand!”

repurposing art

Repurposing Art: A Look At Fair Use (& Fictions)

Repurposing art is a real temptation for professional crafters, visual artists, and Etsy-sellers alike. What some call mere inspiration, others consider copying. Where’s the line between the two? Below are some of the rules at play for repurposing art, or using elements of creative works owned by someone else in a new creative work, and some common misconceptions when it comes to fair use.