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IP Frontiers: Which team will cheer the loudest before the Supreme Court: Cheerleading uniforms vs. 3D printing

  Copyright protection requires, among other things, that the original “work of authorship” be non-functional. Over 60 years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Mazer v. Stein,[1]  a pivotal decision for protecting designers against knock-offs and copycats under the Copyright Act.    In Mazer, the Court held that sculptural, non-functional features of a design are copyrightable even ...

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