Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property Law 2021: Is Your Creative work Too Utilitarian for Copyright Protection?


Since the 2017 Supreme Court decision in Star Athletica, LLC v. Varsity Brands, Inc., the landscape of copyright protection for creative designs that appear on "useful articles" has shifted significantly. In this session, we'll cover the history of copyright protection for utilitarian goods, including the casebook classic Mazer v. Stein, as well as the evolving standard and how it applies to present-day creative works.


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Great presentation!

Good distinction between section 101 and the Star Athletica decision.

I didn't know the seminole case. That was interesting.


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