IP at the Supreme Court Series: Star Athletica, LLC v. Varsity Brands, Inc.

Supreme Court Building
 

October 31, 2016
4:00pm | Room NT01

Reception to Follow

In PIJIP’s ongoing Supreme Court Series, a panel of counsel for amici and parties will discuss the case on the afternoon following oral argument before the Court. 

*Continuing Legal Education – 1 credit will be applied for – registration:  $55
For further information, contact:  Office of Special Events & Continuing Legal Education, 202.274.4075 or secle@wcl.american.edu.

Panel (co-sponsored by the Copyright Society of the U.S.A.)

  • Prof. Christine Farley, American University Washington College of Law (Moderator)
  • Prof. Peter Jaszi, American University Washington College of Law
  • Steven Crosby, Feldman Law Group (Counsel for Petitioner)
  • Charles Duan, Public Knowledge (representing Public Knowledge, et al. on amicus brief)
  • David Leichtman, Robins Kaplan LLP (representing IP Owners Association on amicus brief)
  • Charles Boulbol, Charles Boulbol, P.C. (representing Council of Fashion Designers of America on amicus brief)
  • Mary K. Brennan, Flicker, Garelick & Associates, LLP (representing Fordham Fashion Law Institute on amicus brief)
  • Prof. Christopher Buccafusco, Cardozo Law School (representing Professors Buccafusco and Fromer on amicus brief)

Issue:

What is the appropriate test to determine when a feature of a useful article is protectable under section 101 of the Copyright Act.

UPDATE:

Decision: March 22, 2017
Argument: TranscriptAudio

All briefs available on SCOTUSblog: Star Athletica, LLC v. Varsity Brands, Inc

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