Nixon Peabody statement on Unicolors, Inc v. H&M Hennes & Mauritz, LP



February 24, 2022

Media Relations Manager
Courtney DeMesme-Anders
cdemesmeanders@nixonpeabody.com
213-629-6058

Los Angeles, CA. H&M is pleased the Supreme Court agreed with its key claim: that Unicolors’ copyright registration contained inaccurate information and the company lacked a good-faith belief that the facts supporting its application were correct. The existing testimony shows Unicolors was, at best, willfully blind to the requirement that all works in a group application be published together. H&M appreciates the dissenting justices’ acknowledgement that Unicolors abandoned its original position, and that the question decided today was one of first impression. We remain committed to challenging the validity of Unicolors’ copyright, and we are looking ahead to the next phase of litigation.

The Nixon Peabody team is led by Los Angeles partner Staci Jennifer Trager, who leads the firm’s Fashion practice, and includes Aaron Brian and Dale Hudson.

The case is Unicolors Inc. v. H&M Hennes & Mauritz LP, case number 20-915, in the Supreme Court of the United States.

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