Celebrity Tattoo Artist Kat Von D Cleared of Copyright Infringement in Landmark Case

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – In a recent copyright infringement case, famous tattoo artist Katherine von Drachenberg, commonly known as Kat von D, successfully defended herself against claims that she used a copyrighted photograph of jazz musician Miles Davis without permission. The case, Sedlik v. von Drachenberg, et al, hinged on whether Kat von D’s tattoo of the Davis portrait was substantially similar to the original photograph owned by photographer Jeffrey Sedlik. The jury, after a brief deliberation, unanimously ruled in favor of Kat von D, stating that her tattoo art did not infringe on Sedlik’s … Read more

Kat Von D’s Legal Victory: Miles Davis Tattoo Sparks Copyright Battle

Los Angeles, California – Tattoo artist and entrepreneur Kat Von D recently won a copyright lawsuit over a tattoo design she created featuring jazz legend Miles Davis. The lawsuit alleged that Von D infringed on the copyright of artist Kirsten Holliday by using a similar tattoo design without permission. However, a federal judge ruled in favor of Von D, stating that her design was original and not substantially similar to Holliday’s work. The dispute began in 2018 when Holliday claimed that Von D copied her original design, which featured a black and gray portrait of … Read more

Kat Von D Cleared of Copyright Infringement in Landmark Miles Davis Tattoo Case

LOS ANGELES – Celebrity tattoo artist Kat Von D has been cleared of copyright violation charges by a federal jury in Los Angeles today. The jury unanimously ruled in her favor, stating that she did not infringe on a photographer’s copyright when she used an image of jazz icon Miles Davis as a reference to create a tattoo. The jury, consisting of eight individuals, reached their decision in less than two hours of deliberation. U.S. District Judge Dale S. Fischer received their verdict. The case centered around Von D using the Davis photograph to ink … Read more