Stephen J Strauss, Quoted in Law360

September, 2022 - Los Angeles, California

What’s In A Font And Why It Matters In Copyright Fights

LAW 360

“If the burger maker can establish that its logo was an independent creation as claimed, then it will be difficult for the font foundry to establish a claim for copyright infringement, Stephen J. Strauss of Buchalter Law Firm said.

‘One of the main tenets of copyright infringement is built in the name itself: You have to show that there's copying,’ Strauss said. ‘Even if there may be something that looks exactly the same way [as the font in question], there's no infringement because there's no copying, and there's no misuse of their software because there was no copying.’"

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