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
On Monday, Mara Hoffman, Inc. sued Forever 21 in the
Southern District of New York, accusing the retailer of copyright infringement.
Mara Hoffman owns a copyright in and to a fabric entitled "Chief." According to
the complaint :
Defendant has infringed Mara
Hoffman's copyright by...
by Law360, the Second Circuit last Monday affirmed the
dismissal of Jovani Fashion Ltd.'s copyright case against clothing designer Fiesta
Fashions . Jovani Fashion, Ltd. v. Fiesta
Fashions, 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 21245 (2d Cir. N.Y. Oct. 15, 2012) [ enhanced version available to lexis...