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Podcast - Supreme Court Ruling: Star Athletica v. Varsity Brands
  • Ropes & Gray LLP
  • USA
  • March 29 2017

What impact is the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Star Athletica v. Varsity Brands, the cheerleader costume case, likely to have on the


Let’s Go, Big ! Let’s Go! U.S. Supreme Court Backs Copyright Protection for Cheerleading Uniforms
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • March 28 2017

In a decision that may have broader implications in the U.S. fashion industry, the U.S. Supreme Court in Star Athletica, L.L.C. V. Varsity Brands


Break Out the Pom-Poms
  • Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
  • USA
  • March 28 2017

We’re all familiar with the sight. Your team is down in the final minutes of the game but within striking distance. The coach calls a timeout


Fashion and the Supreme Court: What the Justices Decided in Star Athletica v. Varsity Brands, and What They Did Not
  • Quarles & Brady LLP
  • USA
  • March 28 2017

On March 22, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Star Athletica, L.L.C. V. Varsity Brands, Inc., 580 U.S. ____ (2017), articulated a two-part test to


V-I-C-T-O-R-Y for the Fashion Industry: SCOTUS Establishes Uniform Test for Protection of Artistic Works Applied to Apparel
  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • USA
  • March 28 2017

The overall design (such as the shape and cut) of a garment, bag or shoe is not protectable under current U.S. Copyright law because such items are


“Apart at the Seams - Copyright Protection for Apparel: Star Athletica, LLC v. Varsity Brands, Inc.”
  • Marshall Gerstein & Borun LLP
  • USA
  • March 28 2017

In a closely watched case, the Supreme Court decided that design features incorporated into apparel are protectable under Copyright Law. Specific to


Supreme Court Affirms That Designs Of Cheerleading Uniforms Are Copyrightable
  • Akerman LLP
  • USA
  • March 27 2017

As we previously blogged, the Sixth Circuit held in 2015, that the colors, stripes, chevrons, and similar graphic designs of the plaintiff’s


Elsevier Wins Summary Judgment Over Use of 3-D Medical Animations in Copyright Case
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • March 27 2017

Although this blog typically focuses on legal developments in marketing and false advertising, its authors and editors are of course active legal


Supreme Court Articulates Important New Standard for Copyright Protection of Industrial Design Components
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • March 27 2017

Last week, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a decision in Star Athletica, L.L.C. V. Varsity Brands, Inc., No. 15-866 (March 22, 2017


Who’s Got the Spirit?! Supreme Court Decides Star Athletic, LLC v. Varsity Brands, Inc.; New Two-Part Test Seeks to Clear Up the “Mess” But Questions Still Remain About the Subjective Nature of the Separabilty Analysis
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • March 27 2017

On March 22, 2017, the United States Supreme Court, in an opinion written by Justice Clarence Thomas in Star Athletic, LLC v. Varsity Brands, Inc