Design Copyright Expert in Decorative Glass Art

Case Description:

A design copyright expert in decorative glass art was needed for a suit alleging copyright infringement. The claimant alleged defendant's art glass mural infringed on the registered design of the plaintiff. The issues were substantial similarity, access by the alleged infringer, originality of the design, the use of color and the physical layout of the artwork, and the method of fabrication and materials used, as well as whether plaintiff's registered design consists of rudimentary, common, unavoidable features such that design copyright was not applicable.

IMS ExpertServices was asked to find a design copyright expert with at least 10 to 15 years of experience in fine art design, with emphasis on the use of color, overall design, and materials used. The candidate needed special expertise in the area of decorative art glass. The expert was needed to consult on standards applicable to design copyright.

Experts Presented:

  • Fine Art Expert

    This decorative glass art expert is a nationally recognized artist, with decorative glass artworks exhibited in exclusive museums and galleries throughout the country. He is also a professor of glass art with almost 30 years of experience as an art instructor. He has a Master of Fine Arts in glass and is a member of the Glass Art Society. This expert is deeply familiar with trends and the major players in contemporary glass art design.IMS Reference #4998016

  • Fine Art Expert

    This expert in design copyright standards is a writer, curator, and appraiser. He has written extensively on the major glass artists of the twentieth century and serves as a curatorial consultant to several contemporary glass artists and collectors. His credentials in design copyright include serving as curator of the prestigious Corning Museum of Glass and as an expert in art appraisal for a case involving several Tiffany glass works. He can authoritatively speak to issues of substantial similarity and originality of design.IMS Reference #4998041

  • Design Expert

    This design copyright expert is a glass artist whose work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions around the country and internationally. He attended several prestigious art institutions including the Rhode Island School of Design and the Pilchuck Glass School. This expert has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment of the Arts and taught at a number of universities. He is very knowledgeable about the copyright standards for contemporary glass art design.IMS Reference #4998035

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