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Company Argues To U.S. Supreme Court: Cheerleader Uniforms Are ‘Useful Articles’

(July 28, 2016, 12:53 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — A cheerleader uniform manufacturer’s copyright-infringement claim involves the design of useful articles, not fabric designs, Star Athletica LLC argues in a July 15 petitioner’s brief to the U.S. Supreme Court, also saying the features of those uniforms are inseparable from the utilitarian function of the uniforms themselves (Star Athletica, LLC v. Varsity Brands, Inc., et al., No. 15-866, U.S. Sup.).

(Petitioner’s brief available. Document #78-160801-005B.)

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