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 …