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Written by attorney Sreenivasarao Vepachedu | May 12, 2017

DESIGNS AND COPYRIGHTS

Decorations can be copyrighted when extracted from the useful article, even if they retain the outline of a cheerleading uniform.

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17 USC § 101 – Definitions: https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/USCODE-2011-title17/html/USCODE-2011-title17.htm; https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/17/101 See also 35 USC § 171 - Patents for designs Whoever invents any new, original and ornamental design for an article of manufacture may obtain a patent therefor, subject to the conditions and requirements of this title. The provisions of this title relating to patents for inventions shall apply to patents for designs, except as otherwise provided. 35 USC 171 - PATENTS FOR DESIGNS https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/granule/USCODE-2011-title35/USCODE-2011-title35-partII-chap16-sec171; https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/USCODE-2011-title35/pdf/USCODE-2011-title35-partII-chap16-sec171.pdf

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