Swatches and swipes

The 9th Circuit’s ruling in Unicolors v. Urban Outfitters is interesting not only for its discussion of the proper standard for summary judgment in a copyright infringement case, but for its glimpse into Urban Outfitters’ design process.

The 9th Circuit concluded that this process was evidence of recklessness — a revealing example of why it’s essential to understand that in this age of ubiquitous tech and far-reaching discovery, the image of corporate enterprise as an impenetrable black box has all but disappeared.