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Law360 Quotes Brad Newberg on Statue of Liberty Replica Copyright Dispute

July 27, 2017

Brad Newberg, a partner in McGuireWoods’ Intellectual Property Litigation/Patents Department, commented in a July 20 Law360 story on a copyright suit against the U.S. Postal Service over the accidental use of a Statue of Liberty replica on a Forever stamp.

In the article titled “3 Big Questions For The Statue of Liberty Copyright Fight,” Newberg discussed whether the famous Las Vegas replica is copyrightable and whether a photograph copy of the sculpture is likely an infringement.

“It is often hard to claim infringement in something like this because you only really have protectability on the things you’ve added,” he said in the story, “but this is a photograph of the actual work. That’s a better case.”

Based in Tysons, Virginia, Newberg was honored by The National Law Journal in its 2017 Intellectual Property Trailblazers issue as a leader in patent, copyright, trademark and trade secret law.