Companies Tell High Court Not To Reject Copyrights On Cheerleader Uniforms
(March 17, 2016, 2:30 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — Producers of cheerleading uniforms argue to the U.S. Supreme Court in a March 4 brief that two-dimensional graphic designs are eligible for copyright because they are "like fabric design[s]" that are easily separable from cheerleading uniforms and other clothing (Star Athletica, LLC v. Varsity Brands, Inc., et al., No. 15-866, U.S. Sup.).
(Respondents’ opposition brief available. Document #78-160321-008B.)
Varsity Brands Inc., Varsity Spirit Corp. and Varsity Spirit Fashions & Supplies Inc. (collectively, Varsity) sued Star Athletica LLC in the U.S. District Court for...