Craig S. Hilliard, Shareholder in Stark & Stark’s Litigation Group, authored an article for the September 27, 2010 edition of the New Jersey Law Journal entitled, Copyright Law Protection for Fashion Designs.
The article discusses the current trends in protecting fashion designs under copyright law. Because clothing is so functional, it has long been difficult to protect clothing designs under copyright law. The fashion industry has been lobbying to change the law to make it easier to protect designs, and there have been several recent lawsuits which forecast some new trends in fashion design protection. In the article, Mr. Hilliard discusses those developments and advocates for a change in the law.
You can read the full article online here. (PDF)