Judges deny case challenging copyright for floor plans

By Nate Beck (June 27, 2022, 3:43 p.m. EDT) — The U.S. Supreme Court declined to take a case Monday from a group of real estate companies that argued the Eighth Circuit wrongly found plans to A company’s floor included in marketing materials amounted to copyrighted architectural drawings.

The U.S. Supreme Court (Jimmy Hoover | Law360) Columbia House of Brokers Realty Inc. asked the court to review the case after the Eighth Circuit overturned a lower court finding floor plans depicting a design by architect Charles James and his company, Designworks Homes Inc., should be subject to copyright.

The brokers argued in their application for certification that the floor…

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