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Markham Concepts, Inc. v. Hasbro, Inc.

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
21-711 1st Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys contribute to SCOTUSblog in various capacities, is among the counsel to the petitioners in this case.

Issue: Whether a party that commissions a work from an independent contractor qualifies as the creator’s “employer” within the meaning of the Copyright Act of 1909’s work-for-hire provision.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Nov 10 2021Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 15, 2021)