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ABA IP Section Supports Fashion Protection

Pinstripes and classic tailoring were de rigeur this morning at the American Bar Association's annual meeting, where the Section of Intellectual Property Law convened to consider competing resolutions (2008 Council #1-A and 1-B) on extending intellectual property protection to fashion design.  After giving Robert's Rules of Order a workout, the section members voted to adopt the following amended version of 1-A: 

RESOLVED, that the Section of Intellectual Property Law, believing that there is sufficient need for greater intellectual property protection than is now available for fashion designs, supports, in principle, enactment of federal legislation to provide a new limited copyright-like protection for such designs.

Proposed resolution 1-B was sent back to committee as amended

Washington, are you listening?