March 2017
Supreme Court Decision Arms Clothing Designers with ‘Powerful Tool’

As a result of a recent Supreme Court decision, clothing designers are expected to have an easier time stopping others from copying their original designs.

On Wednesday, March 22, the Supreme Court issued guidelines to determine whether a clothing design is copyrightable. Traditionally, clothing manufacturers have had trouble protecting their designs. This Supreme Court decision in Star Athletica, LLC v. Varsity Brands, Inc. will likely change this and give designers and clothing manufacturers greater ability to protect against copying or “knock-offs” of their proprietary designs. 

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