2-4-6-8 Varsity Cannot Copyright

March 20, 2014New York State Bar Association EASL Blog

Barry Werbin and Bryan Meltzer discuss the Western District of Tennessee's decision that cheerleading uniforms featuring geometric, color and other design elements are not copyrightable, in a posting on the New York State Bar Association EASL Blog. The report concludes that the ruling in Varsity Brands, Inc., et al. v. Star Athletica, LLC will surely upset fashion designers and the entire uniform industry, which may be left with scant copyright protections.