04 Muller _ Co v. New York Arrows Soccer Team Inc..docx - 4 MULLER CO v NEW YORK ARROWS SOCCER TEAM INC FACTS John Muller Company Inc contracted with Dr

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4) MULLER & CO. v. NEW YORK ARROWS SOCCER TEAM, INC. FACTS: John Muller & Company, Inc. contracted with Dr. David Schoenstadt, owner of New York Arrows soccer team to do advertising work, including the design of a logo for the team. A dispute of fees arose and Muller, attempted to copyright the team logo. The Register of Copyrights twice refused to register the logo, saying that it lacked the minimal creativity necessary to support a copyright. Muller sued Schoendstadt in the district court on grounds of copyright infringement, breach of contract, and other state claims. The Register of Copyrights was served notice of the suit and chose to intervene to support its position that the logo is not copyrightable. The logo consists of four angled lines which form an arrow and the word “Arrows” in cursive script below the arrow. The parties agree that there are no disputed issues of material fact, and that the copyrightability of the logo may be decided as a matter of law. ISSUE: WON the design logo of New York Arrows soccer team is
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