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May 2016
May 02, 2016

SCOTUS Agrees to Hear Copyright Case Filed by Warner Norcross

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear the copyright case of Varsity Brands et al v. Star Athletica in its fall 2016 session. John J. Bursch and Matthew T. Nelson, partners with Warner Norcross & Judd LLP, received word this morning that the highest court in the land has “granted cert” to the case, which examines what makes a cheerleading uniform copyrightable — the colorblocks, stripes or zigzags that set it apart or something intrinsic in the use of the garment? 
In representing Star Athletica, Warner Norcross will ask SCOTUS to provide a definitive ruling in this somewhat murky area of copyright law. 

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