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Knockoff News 23

A weekly (or thereabouts) collection of news about counterfeits, fakes, knockoffs, replicas, imitations, and the culture of copying in general around the globe:

And from the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, a summary affirmation of the district court's earlier decision in Hooters v. Winghouse, discussed here.  (Short version of the decision:  The "Hooters Girl" in uniform is primarily functional, and therefore does not qualify for trade dress protection.) 

 But was the original "Hooters Girl" really inspired by body paint?

Photo by Mario Casilli, Playboy, March 1968

Hat tips for various newsbriefs to MarkenBlog & David Althoff!