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“Give me a ?” cheerleading uniforms, fashion design and copyright law
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • September 8 2015

The old adage may hold that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but fashion designers are understandably dismayed when perfect replicas of

Cheerleader uniform designs eligible for copyright protection, Sixth Circuit rules
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • August 28 2015

In a closely-watched fashion design case, the Sixth Circuit ruled last week that decorative designs on cheerleading uniforms are eligible for

Copyright preemption notwithstanding no copyright protection and no copyright claims
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • August 27 2015

In a suit alleging trade secret theft of ideas related to a software program, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed both a lower

Fifth Circuit upholds copyright preemption of trade secret-related claims
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • August 17 2015

Situations abound in which a defendant has been sued in state court, and wants to get to federal court. In cases in which the plaintiff has not pled

Recent developments on copyright preemption of trade secret claims in the Fifth Circuit
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • August 5 2015

For the latest on the copyright preemption doctrine (codified at 17 U.S.C. 301(a)) look no further than the Fifth Circuit, which, together with its

Digital rights review: summer 2015 federal copyright and trade secret legislation update
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • July 9 2015

Since the SummerFall 2014 Update, Congress is no longer in its 113th session, and most of the bills previously referenced are no longer active

Protecting fashion designs through IP law
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2015

The fashion industry in the United States generates more than $300 billion in revenue each year. In addition to its substantial contributions to the

It’s a material IP world: trademarks, copyrights, design patents and fabric designs
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • November 5 2014

Fabric design is a creative art form that has existed for thousands of years. Although the methods for creating such designs have evolved, the purpose

Order pierces allegations unsupported by receivable evidence in granting summary judgment to all parties in IP dispute
  • Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP
  • USA
  • October 10 2014

In 2011 EarthCam, Inc. ("EarthCam") brought suit against Richard Hermann ("Hermann"), OxBlue Corporation, Chandler McCormarck, John Paulson, and

Digital rights review: SummerFall 2014 federal copyright and trade secret legislation update
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • October 8 2014

Since the Winter 2014 update, the 113th Congress has continued to devote effort to establishing or amending certain federal statutes related to the