"The case, Star Athletica v. Varsity Brands, No. 15-866, concerned stripes, zigzags and chevrons copyrighted by Varsity Brands, the leading seller of cheerleading uniforms. The company sued Star Athletica, a rival company, after it started to market uniforms with similar designs. All concerned agree that two-dimensional designs may be copyrighted but that the cut and shape of three-dimensional garments may not. The question for the court was the legal significance of fusing Varsity’s designs with cheerleading outfits."
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
In a Copyright Case, Justices Ponder the Meaning of Fashion; New York Times, 10/31/16
Adam Liptak, New York Times; In a Copyright Case, Justices Ponder the Meaning of Fashion: