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Fourth Circuit upholds furniture’s copyright by examining decorative elements under the conceptual separability test: Universal Furniture v. Collezione Europa (Aug. 20, 2010)

Appellant Collezione and appellee Universal Furniture were competing furniture companies. In 2004, Universal sued Collezione, alleging infringement under the Copyright Act with respect to two of Universal's furniture collections (the GIC and EMC lines), as well as violations of the Lanham Act and...

California Trademark Case Accuses Restoration Hardware of Furniture "Counterfeiting"

Earlier this month, in the Northern District of California, Emeco Industries initiated a trademark case against Restoration Hardware, accusing the luxury home furnishings purveyor of infringing Emeco's trade dress and trademark rights in its Navy Chair ® collection. Emeco describes Restoration...