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Star Athletica v. Varsity Brands – nowe wyzwanie dla fashion law

Author: Joanna Buchalska
Institution: Akademia Leona Koźmińskiego w Warszawie
Year of publication: 2017
Source: Show
Pages: 86-100
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PDF: tpn/12/TPN2017106.pdf

The subject matter of this article is to present the new case of U.S. Supreme Court – Star Athletica v. Varsity Brands. In this case court ruled that part of clothes can be protected by copyrights, it is means that the Supreme Court depart from the view presented in the Mazer precedent. In the Mazer precedent court ruled that fashion product cannot be protected by copyrights because they are an useful articles. The article review the statements of parties in the case and court judgment it also presents the consequences to the fashion industry. This article was written during scholarship at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich.

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