Summarize launched distance talks

Moving with the times, we introduce the new format of' s online meetings or distance talks with experts all over the world on the most challenging topics throughout the art world. Please welcome our first online talk with our regular author, management consultant, Latvian patent and trademark attorney, European trademark and design attorney, mediator of the Court of Arbitration for Art and WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center, Maria Boicova-Wynants: More

Benchmarks for Archaeology and Heritage Protection 2019-2024

Archaeology and cultural heritage are typically perceived as a national issue, but taking into account the open borders and other aspects of the EU common policy, many issues relevant to cultural heritage are important not only at national but also at EU level. Therefore, in view of the European Parliament elections, the European Association of Archaeologists has developed a document entitled "Benchmarks for Archaeology and Heritage Protection 2019-2024”. The document covers topics important for coordination and/ or dealing with at EU level. This year, when it comes to choosing which party to vote for in the European Parliament elections, it is important to know the positions of these parties on the protection of cultural heritage and archaeological artefacts in the upcoming European Parliament debates. More

World Book and Copyright Day

UNESCO created the World Book and Copyright Day in 1995 with first celebration coming on 23rd April 1996. Why this particular date? On this date in 1616 three great writers - Cervantes, Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega - all died. More

The EU adopted new copyright rules

On 15 April 2019 the Council of the European Union approved the controversial Copyright Directive. According to the official statement, the adopted "copyright rules fit for the digital age. Europe will now have clear rules that guarantee fair remuneration for creators, strong rights for users and responsibility for platforms." The Member States will have two years to implement the Directive into their national legislation. Be on the clock! More

Research results

From October till December 2018 the founder of Irina Olevska made a research, regarding the legal competence, quality and availability of legal support to those who professionally or privately act in the field of art and cultural objects at their place of practice. More

Latvia ratifies UNESCO 1970 and UNIDROIT 1995 Conventions

On 1st November the Parliament of Latvia adopted and on 14th November the President proclaimed the laws on UNESCO Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property 1970 and UNIDROIT Convention on Stolen or Illegally Exported Cultural Objects 1995. More

We are open!

We are happy to announce that from now on opens its door to all the artlaw, artfinance and arttech admirers in the Baltics, Scandinavia and abroad. You can find here articles on the most challenging questions, useful materials, cases that have changed the overall perception of art, share your expertise and raise discussion. Follow our news feed here at, as well as our supporting Facebook and Instagram pages. More

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