From our private database of 35,600+ case briefs...
Shapiro & Son Bedspread Corp. v. Royal Mills Associates
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
568 F. Supp. 972 (1983)
Shapiro & Son Bedspread Corp. (Shapiro) (plaintiff) and Royal Mills Associates (Royal) (defendant) were competitors in the bedspread industry. In 1978 Shapiro created and marketed a faux-lace line. A copyright notice for the design was included in a flyer or insert enclosed in the bedspread’s packaging. In 1983 Shapiro registered the copyright with the United States Copyright Office. Around this point, Shapiro began affixing a copyright notice to the product on a sewn-in label, but only on bedspreads that had yet to be shipped. Toward the end of 1982, Royal began selling bedspreads with a similar design. Shapiro alleged infringement and sought a preliminary injunction in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York to prevent additional sale of the bedspreads.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Sweet, J.)
What to do next…
Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.
You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 619,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Berkeley, and Northwestern—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students.Unlock this case briefRead our student testimonials
Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.
Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students.Learn about our approachRead more about Quimbee
Here's why 619,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
- Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 35,600 briefs, keyed to 984 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
- The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
- Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
- Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.