Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Unicolors v. Urban Outfitters (9th Cir. - April 3, 2017)

This opinion contains 21 single-spaced pages.  Thousands and thousands and thousands of words.  All about whether there was sufficient evidence at trial (under the "intrinsic similarity" test) to establish that the clothing sold by Urban Outfitters was sufficiently similar to a swath of clothing that had been copyrighted by Unicolors.

Yet, in the entire 21 pages, there's not a single picture that compares Unicolors' print to the clothing sold by Urban Outfitters.

That's what the entire lawsuit is about.  The whole thing.  Yet not a single picture.  It lacks something like this:

Just a reminder that a picture's worth a thousand words.  At least.