Higgins v. Keuffel - 140 U.S. 428 (1891)
U.S. Supreme Court
Higgins v. Keuffel, 140 U.S. 428 (1891)
Higgins v. Keuffel
Argued April 7-8, 1891
Decided May 11, 1891
140 U.S. 428
APPEAL FROM THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE UNITED
STATES FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
A label placed upon a bottle to designate its contents is not a subject for copyright.
In order to maintain an action for an infringement of the ownership of a label, registered under the provisions of the Act of June 18, 1874, 18 Stat. 78, 79, c. 301, it is necessary that public notice of the registration should be given by affixing the word "copyright" upon every copy of it.