Article by Olivier Mandel of Mandel & Associes “Droit de suite et marché de l’art: des relations complexes et en perpétuelle évolution”. Please see http://www.blog-mandel-associes.com/blog-fr/?p=140

This article comments the most recent European and French judgments relating to droit de suite / resale right. Following the adoption of the European Commission report on the implementation and effects of the Resale Right European Directive (2001/84/EC), this article explains also what impact this Directive had on European artists, art galleries and auction companies. The Resale Right Directive, adopted in 2001, was conceived with two major objectives in mind: to ensure that authors of graphic and plastic works of art share in the economic success of their original works of art on the one hand and, on the other, to harmonize the application of the right across the EU. This article was published in the prestige French legal review “Recueil Dalloz, April 26, 2012. To have access to this article, please contact the law firm Mandel & Associés.