In determining the
copyrightability of prom dress designs, the Southern District of New York
recently noted that:
The exception for separable
elements of useful articles has proven difficult to apply, and courts
"have twisted themselves into knots trying to create a test to effectively
Active Sports Lifestyle USA, a manufacturer of active wear
for extreme athletes/riders, recently filed a trademark infringement action
against Old Navy. Old Navy is accused of infringing the "Active" trademark, which
includes Active's triangle design.
According to the complaint...
How come The Hangover II can't keep its grubby mitts out of
IP law. Last year, the movie did a bit of copyright battle with Mike Tyson's tattoo artist . That makes a little sense; boxing,
tattoos and hangovers might fit into some sort of loose narrative. But could
anyone have pictured The...
Red M&Ms, red Crayolas red Porsches - let's hope they
never end. But what about the famous red shoe battle between designers Christian
Louboutin and Yves Saint Laurent? You thought there was an end to that red
You might be wrong.
As reported by Law360 , the USPTO recently...
law , a person can't own an eagle. In fact, a person can't even own the
feather from an eagle. Federal law notwithstanding, nothing prevents a person
from owning the representation of an eagle, which is what American Eagle, the
fashion company, has done. American Eagle owns...