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Divided 6th Circuit Reverses In Cheerleading Uniform Copyright Case

(August 20, 2015, 9:22 AM EDT) -- CINCINNATI — Applying a “hybrid approach” to the question of conceptual separability, the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Aug. 19 reversed a Tennessee federal judge’s grant of summary judgment on behalf of a copyright infringement defendant (Varsity Brands Inc., et al. v. Star Athletica LLC, No. 14-5237, 6th Cir.; 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 14522).

(Decision available. Document #16-150901-007Z.)

According to the appellate majority of Circuit Judges Karen Nelson Moore and Ralph B. Guy Jr., district courts should ask “a series of questions that are...
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