dresses.jpgIPNews® – The Second Circuit on Monday junked a fashion designer’s attempt to resurrect its copyright infringement suit against a rival over a prom dress design.

Jovani Fashion Ltd. cannot show that the decorative design elements of its dress are separable from the utilitarian function of the dress as a piece of clothing, the appeals court ruled. It rejected Jovani’s arguments that the company’s specific combination of sequins, crystals, ruching and tulle do nothing for the garment’s functionality, saying Jovani’s position is too narrow and unsupported by precedent. To continue reading, click: Second Circuit Throws Out Prom Dress Copyright Appeal