Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The Fighter With The Lion Tattoo

Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento asks:  Who owns the copyright to a tattoo?  The occasion is a lawsuit by a tattoo artist who tattooed a lion on an MMA fighter, whose likeness (including the tattoo) now appears in a video game.  Sergio seems to think the tattoo artist will prevail in a knockout.  I'm not so sure, for the reasons mentioned here and here, the implied license theory in particular.