August 2, 2019 / 12:15 PM / 16 days ago

3rd Circuit says copyrighting natural elements not bananas

A full-body banana costume includes artistic elements that are eligible for copyright protection, a federal appeals court held Thursday in a case of first impression for the circuit.

The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a preliminary injunction that New Jersey-based Silvertop Associates, doing business as Rasta Imposta, obtained last year against an Arizona competitor, Kangaroo Manufacturing.

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