Amicus Curiae Filers Tell U.S. High Court Cheerleader Uniforms Are ‘Useful Articles’

(August 11, 2016, 3:07 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — A garment is a “useful article” that cannot be copyrighted, amicus curiae filers argue in a July 22 brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in support of Star Athletica LLC’s argument that a cheerleader uniform manufacturer’s copyright infringement claim involves the design of useful articles, not fabric designs (Star Athletica, LLC v. Varsity Brands, Inc., et al., No. 15-866, U.S. Sup.).

(Public Knowledge amicus curiae brief available. Document #78-160815-002B.)

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