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TRADE MARKS: American Society For Testing Materials v., Inc.

US District Court for the District of Columbia, 2017 WL 473822 (D.D.C. Feb. 2, 2017), 2 February 2017

The case is the latest in a line to grapple with the issue of whether an industry code or standard established by a private organisation that is then incorporated into public law by a government can be copyrightable. The lead plaintiff here develops private sector standards, while the defendant operates a website that posts laws and regulations in a free, searchable database.

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