Fashion Has No Owner by Albert Esplugas and Manuel Lora–discusses the latest attempt to continue proliferating IP rights: from trade secrets and trademarks, we get federalization and expansion in the form of federal trademarks, antidilution protection, and making trade secret theft a federal crime…. to statutory creations of copyright and patent, then we have special protections for semiconductor maskworks and boat hull designs (I kid you not), aborted attempts to protect compilations of information (databases–you know, a list of facts, like, oh, I don’t know, a telephone book)… and now, an attempt to give a special right to fashion designs. They ought to have a special IP to protect the creativity of the people who keep thinking up this stuff.
Copyrights in Fashion Designs?
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