Westlaw Headnote of the Day – December 1, 2010

December 1, 2010

West's Key 99 Copyrights and Intellectual Property
West's Key 99II Intellectual Property
West's Key 99k102 k. Subject-Matter.

Plaintiff, who suggested to bank that it start Chanukah Savings Plan for Jewish depositors, could not recover for Bank’s use of idea without paying plaintiff compensation, since idea was not new or original and had been adopted by competing banks independently of any suggestion by plaintiff.
Oxenhandler v. Dime Sav. Bank of Brooklyn, 227 N.Y.S.2d 642 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. 1962)