Artists are increasingly working with organisations and other artists in collaborative situations where issues of Intellectual Property may be less clear. We asked solicitor Nicholas Sharp for his advice in response to an artist's recent query.
Nicholas Sharp is a solicitor who has advised visual artists on legal matters, especially contracts for many years. He was special adviser to the Arts Council's Percent for Art Steering Committee on Contracts for Public Art Commissions in 1990 and author of the a-n Visual Arts Contracts series. He is a Board member of a-n The Artists Information Company, the founder director of The Multiple Store and a consultant with London-based law firm Swan Turton www.swanturton.com