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Analysis of The Design Piracy Prohibition Act (H.R. 2033/S. 1957); Introduced in the 109th Congress

The Design Piracy Prohibition Act H.R. 2033/S. 1957 There is a bill pending in Congress that would extend a form of copyright protection (as discussed below) to fashion design. [1] LexisNexis wishes to engage interested members of the legal community to ascertain: (1) whether design protection...

ABA Resolutions on Fashion Design Legislation

These resolutions were debated at the ABA Annual Meeting in August 2008. RESOLVED, that the Section of Intellectual Property Law, believing that there is sufficient need for greater intellectual property protection than is now available for fashion designs, supports, in principle, enactment of federal...

Legislation to extend copyright protection to fashion designs reintroduced in the 111th Congress

Representative William Delahunt (D-MA) has reintroduced the Design Piracy Prohibition Act (H.R. 2196), which extends copyright protection to fashion designs embodied in clothing and certain accessories, if certain conditions are met. If passed, the act would afford copyright protection to fashion designs...