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Intellectual Property – No ‘Reasonable Access’ to Copyrighted Home Designs (access required)

Building Graphics Inc. v. Lennar Corp. Although plaintiff architecture firm had its copyrighted designs for three home models – the Chadwyck, the Ballantrae and the Springfield -- online and had cut sheets and sales handouts available for the Chadwyck, the firm nevertheless failed to show that defendant builder had access to the copyrighted designs through defendant’s own due diligence or otherwise had “reasonable access” to the designs; the 4th Circuit affirms summary judgment for defendant builder on plaintiff’s claim for copyright infringement.

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