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Last month, the Copyright Office’s Review Board denied for the second time the application of the Union des Associations Européennes de Football (UEFA) for copyright registration in UEFA’s EURO Trophy. The Trophy is shown below:

According to the Board, the Trophy’s overall shape is no different than standard Greek amphora, and thus “as a whole, does not rise to the level of creativity required by the Copyright Act” and is only “a de minimis standard design based on classical and common works of art.”

Bet that makes the loser of the UEFA cup feel much better...

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