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Cheerleaders' outfits and copyright download
Uniforms produced by Varsity ruled ’conceptually separable’ from the utilitarian function of a cheerleader’s uniform.
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Businesses worldwide are becoming increasingly familiar with the ‘patent troll’.
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US rapper Jay-Z had successfully defended a claim brought by a sound engineer who was claiming to be the joint owner of the copyright in three albums produced by Jay-Z’s record label.
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