9th Circuit Affirms: Shape Of Hookah Not Copyrightable

9th Circuit Affirms: Shape Of Hookah Not Copyrightable

SAN FRANCISCO - A California federal judge properly awarded summary judgment to a defendant accused of infringing a copyrighted water container used for smoking tobacco, the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Jan. 9 (Inhale Inc. v. Starbuzz Tobacco Inc., et al., No. 12-56331, 9th Cir.).

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