U.S. Supreme Court Cites Notre Dame Law Professor’s Work

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer cited two pieces of Notre Dame Law School Professor Mark P. McKenna’s work last week when he wrote the dissenting opinion in Star Athletica v. Varsity Brands, a case that examined the question of whether artistic features on clothing deserve copyright protection.

The case involved a copyright infringement lawsuit that Varsity Brands filed against competitor Star Athletica. Varsity claimed that Star used Varsity’s designs – such as stripes and chevrons – on the cheerleading uniforms in its 2010 catalog.