Solicitor General To Take Part In ‘Useful Articles’ Copyright Case

Mealey's (October 11, 2016, 1:11 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — In its Oct. 11 orders list, the U.S. Supreme Court granted a request by the U.S. solicitor general to participate in upcoming oral arguments in a dispute over the copyrightability of “useful articles” (Star Athletica, LLC v. Varsity Brands, Inc., et al., No. 15-866, U.S. Sup.).

In a Sept. 21 brief, the government told the Supreme Court that “an artist who draws a decorated garment would not gain any exclusive right to manufacture an undecorated garment of the same cut and shape as...
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