Int'l TM Association Says Gov’t Regs Are Copyrighted

Law360, New York (December 7, 2017, 5:06 PM EST) -- The International Trademark Association on Wednesday threw its support behind a technical standards group in an appeal of a lower court ruling that said copyright law covers private industry standards later turned into federal regulations, arguing that two cases a nonprofit relied on in its appeal were either inapplicable or never raised until now.

In an amicus brief to the D.C. Circuit, INTA wrote that nonprofit Public.Resource.Org had taken an overly broad interpretation of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Dastar Corp. v. Twentieth Century Fox...
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