Higgins v. Keuffel
140 U.S. 428 (1891)

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U.S. Supreme Court

Higgins v. Keuffel, 140 U.S. 428 (1891)

Higgins v. Keuffel

No. 290

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

Syllabus

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.

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