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IP Frontiers: From planes to dolls: Copyright challenges in the toy industry

Copyrights on toys are easier to obtain than they are to assert or protect. To assert or protect your toy against a copycat (infringer), your toy cannot be useful and, you have to be able to identify the protectable elements within the toy. Copyrights cannot be used to protect “useful articles.” Before 1983 and the United ...