No Copyright for Downward Dog

The practice of yoga dates is thousands of years old.  It encompasses a diverse set of spiritual, philosophical and physical disciplines including the hot yoga promoted by Bikram Choudhury the self-proclaimed yogi to the stars. Choudhury developed a series of twenty-six asanas and two breathing exercises to be practiced in a particular order he calls Read More …

Cheers! Surface decorations on cheerleading uniforms may be copyrightable

Varsity Brands registered two-dimensional designs consisting of lines, chevrons and colorful shapes appearing on the surface of cheerleading uniforms with the U.S. Copyright Office.   Varsity sued Star Athletica, another uniform manufacturer, for copyright infringement. Pictorial, graphic or sculptural features of useful articles are eligible for copyright protection if those features “can be identified separately from, Read More …

Tattoo (C) 2016

Coming Soon – Should tattoos be afforded copyright protection?   How does the Fair Use Doctrine and Implied LIcenses affect the right to display and copy tattoos?   The answers to this questions and more will be posted soon.