The Innovative Design Protection Act of 2012 (or the “Fashion Bill”) was inked into the Senate calendar December 20th.
The copyright law will protect designers’ original prints and patterns, choice color arrangements, but “only if, and only to the extent that, such design incorporates pictorial, graphic, or sculptural features that can be identified separately from, and are capable of existing independently of, the utilitarian aspects of the article.”
The bill, which was voted on by the Senate Committee back in September, offers copyright protection for three years to fashion designs result from “a designer’s own endeavors” & provide a “unique, distinguishable, non-trivial and non-utilitarian variation over prior designs for similar types of articles.”
Read all about it over at Forbes.
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