The Statute of Limitations Burns on Both Ends

The Statute of Limitations Burns on Both Ends

Copyright Claims Hardly Ever Go Away, But When They Do… The statute of limitations for copyright claims is three years from point from which you reasonably should have discovered the infringement. But if you file your copyright suit more than three years after that,...

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The Ugly Truth About Protecting Designs in the U.S.

The Ugly Truth About Protecting Designs in the U.S.

What an Antitrust Case Can Teach Us About Design When I was in law school in the late 1990’s, it was an article of faith that the U.S. didn’t protect industrial design, but Europe did, and that’s why Europeans were so much better at it than Americans. Think, for...

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Lacy Copyright Opinion Isn't Very Racy

Lacy Copyright Opinion Isn't Very Racy

When 330,000 Yards of Lace Still Isn't Enough This is a copyright case involving lace designs. Yes, lace designs. Have I mentioned before the tremendous breadth of the subject matter of copyright? The same law that protects “Thank You, Next” and random medical...

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