Copyright Kicks In On Application Date: 9th Circ.

Law360, New York (May 28, 2010, 11:42 AM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has ruled that a copyright is officially registered on the date the application is lodged, further widening a circuit split on the issue of whether the application date or the date of the actual issuance of registration takes precedence.

A three-judge panel in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday overturned a district court's ruling that Cosmetic Ideas Inc., the plaintiff in an infringement action against InteractiveCorp. and other firms, failed to comply with the prerequisite registration of...
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