Varsity Brands opens the door to increased litigation

By Stephen Shaw and Laura Kees

In Varsity Brands v Star Athletica the US Supreme Court both provided answers and raised more questions surrounding design-related copyright

The US Supreme Court has settled the closely watched Varsity Brands Inc v Star Athletica LLC copyright dispute, holding that the claimed cheerleading outfits asserted in the litigation contained distinct design elements which allowed for copyright protection.

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