Authors. Copyright.

Authors and Copyright. The US Copyright Act grants to authors a number of rights, including the right to prevent others from using their protected content, without permission or a license. Authors are at the center of the copyright equation. Without them, there is no...

Copyright Registration or OUT You Go! Copyright Act.

Copyright Registration or OUT You Go! Do you own a valid copyright in original and tangible works of art or authorship? Have you registered your valuable copyrightable work with the US Copyright Office?  If not, I would suggest that you do so immediately, if not...

Wild Thing. Shoes. Ivanka Trump. Aquazzura Italia.

Legal Battle. Controversy seems to follow the Trump name, whether it’s in Washington D.C. or the halls of the fashion industry in New York City. This time it’s Ivanka Trump who is in the middle of a legal battle over the design of a shoe. Ivanka Trump’s clothing brand...

Copyright. Supreme Court. Is Fashion protectable?

Fashion. Copyright. The Supreme Court ruled on copyright and fashion.  Can fashion be protected by copyright? This landmark copyright case will impact the fashion design industry for decades to come. This case began 10 years ago when Varsity Brands, Inc. sued Star...