A Few Facts About Halloween Costumes And Copyright

Law360, New York (October 30, 2017, 12:15 PM EDT) -- This is a tough time of year if you are an intellectual property lawyer who likes to dress up. Anyone who knows about your job will be unable to resist lame and legally incorrect jokes about your Halloween costume. If you wear a Mohawk wig, they will quip that you are infringing Mr. T’s copyright. If you wield a sword and don a fur coat, they will ask if you had permission to use the “patent” from "Game of Thrones."

How do you respond? Do you engage in sophisticated badinage about the doubtful copyrightability of an unoriginal hairstyle? Do you tell...

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