“Animal Nose Masks”

April 3, 2013

  • 99 Copyrights and Intellectual Property
  • 99I Copyrights
  • 99I(A) Nature and Subject Matter
  • 99k3 Subjects of Copyright
  • 99k6 k. Pictorial, Graphic, and Sculptural Works.

99 Copyrights and Intellectual PropertyAnimal nose masks were not “useful articles,” and were thus entitled to copyright protection, as nose masks have no utility that does not derive from their appearance.
Masquerade Novelty, Inc. v. Unique Industries, Inc., 912 F.2d 663 (3d Cir. 1990)