Copyright Office Partially Cancels AI-Created Work

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On February 21, 2023, the U.S. Copyright Office issued an unusual ruling partially cancelling the copyright registration originally issued in September 2022, essentially cancelling any part of the work made by an AI machine.  A new registration will be re-issued as to the portions in which the human authorship was confirmed, including the selection, coordination, …

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Registered Trade Dress Protectible Even if Many Features of Product Design Are Functional


The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled on November 9, 2022, in SoClean, Inc. v. Sunset Healthcare Solutions, Inc.,[1] in a decision involving trade dress, a sub-category of trademark law.  SoClean owned a registration for the trade dress of the sanitization devices under U.S. Trademark Reg. No. 6,080,195 (“’195 registration”).  SoClean sued Sunset …

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