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The History and Principles of American Copyright Protection for Fashion Design: A Strange Centennial

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Title: The History and Principles of American Copyright Protection for Fashion Design: A Strange Centennial
Authors: Colman, Charles E.
Keywords: copyright
intellectual property
IP
fashion
industrial design
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Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Harvard Journal of Sports & Entertainment Law
Citation: Colman, C. (2015).The History and Principles of American Copyright Protection for Fashion Design: A Strange Centennial. 6 Harv. J. Sports & Ent. L. 225 2015
Related To: https://works.bepress.com/charles-colman/7/
Abstract: Between 1914 and 1916, the United States Congress saw the first seriousround of lobbying by advocates seeking more robust legal protection oforiginal industrial design and applied art, including fashion design. In the subsequent hundred years, the fashion industry has become a powerful (if fractured) force on the American legislative scene-yet fashion designers and their allies have continually failed to persuade Congress to amend federal statutes to provide greater rights in the appearance of their creations. At the same time, these stakeholders have pressed their cause in the courts, with varying results. This series of articles examines the U.S. federal courts' adjudication of the resulting disputes. In the process, the articles to come will highlight tacit assumptions, unacknowledged inconsistencies, and irreconcilable tensions in the case law. At the same time, this series will seek to shed light on largely unrecognized consistencies, coherent but under-theorized quasi-doctrines, and systematic principles that characterize-and, in many instances, are arguably unique to-U.S. "copyright-for-fashion" jurisprudence.
Pages/Duration: 74 pages
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/46037
Appears in Collections:Colman, Charles E.



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