Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí Wins Case Against Self-Named Dalí Museum in Berlin


The sculpture 'Surrealist Angel' (1984) by Spanish artist Salvador Dali is on display at the museum 'Dali - The Exhibition' in Berlin. The museum was inaugurated the same day, 20 years after the artist's death. More than 400 pieces of art are on display on 1,400 square meter exhibition space.

BARCELONA.- In early 2009, the German company Dalí-Museum
Berlin GmbH announced the opening, in February 2009 on Berlin’s Leipziger Platz,
of a show entitled “DALÍ – DIE AUSSTELLUNG” (DALÍ – THE EXHIBITION) displaying
graphic works and sculptures attributed to Salvador Dalí. The presentation of
this eminently commercial exhibition of mainly serial works gave rise to
confusion, mainly on account of the use of the definite article (“THE
exhibition”) which appeared to indicate a special, unique official event. The
company name and its presence on Internet under the domain names and infringed
the registered brand names of the Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation (“Museo Dalí –
Dalí Museum” among others).