Permission Machine is now Visual Rights Group

As of April 20, 2022, Permission Machine has rebranded itself as Visual Rights Group across all markets we operate in. The new name more accurately conveys our company’s mission and goals as we expand our international reach and add new capabilities

In addition to offices in Belgium, France, the UK, and the US, Visual Rights Group has also broadened its services by opening an office in Spain headed by Nagore González Salas. Nagore brings a wealth of experience in licensing and photography with a resume that includes stints at Getty Images and Shutterstock.

This strengthens Visual Rights Group’s image search and infringement enforcement for all of its global clients which include stock photo agencies, press agencies, specialist libraries and top photographers worldwide.

About Visual Rights Group

Visual Rights Group was established in 2013 by Ywein Van den Brande, a Belgian intellectual property attorney with degrees from Leuven University, UCLA and Rouen University. He founded the company to pursue infringements ethically, offering the service free of charge to photographers and agencies. Visual Rights Group’s proprietary technology ensures its clients see accurate filtered results to ensure their intellectual property rights are protected. The company has seen tremendous growth with success based on achieving quick negotiated settlements and strategic legal partnerships.

For more information, please contact Ywein Van den Brande at