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Vogue Patterns
and Its Copyrights

Perhaps the title should read "Vogue patterns and Its CLAIMED Copyrights"?

On June 15, 2010, there were 2,069 entries for the search parameter "Vogue" on the US Copyright Office web site. Now remember, Vogue is a name used by others who copyright other things besides patterns. Under copyright law, in order for a copyright owner to enforce their rights in federal court, the work MUST be registered (or have been denied registration) before filing a court action. We inturpret this requirement to mean that Congress intended that copyrights must meet that criteria before the copyright owner has any enforceable rights and that includes taking action against internet listings and use.

The 2,069 entries are shown below by date. Entries that are not for Vogue Patterns are in many cases compressed (such as #1 through #76). This is done to make reading easier. Some 2,013 of the 2,069 copyrights under Vogue belong to Vogue Music and are not related to our subject. There are a smattering of others as well. That leaves some 24 copyrights for Vogue Patterns.

The patterns shown as registered in 1957 through 1959 are re-registrations of earlier registrations. What these registrations involve is anyone's guess but it is unlikely they actually include the patterns. Unlike Simplicity, Vogue never registered the pattern envelopes. That means that any pattern envelopes published by Vogue before March 1989 are most likely in public domain.

So when Vogue tells you that their patterns are copyrighted, Vogue is lying to you. When Vogue says you cannot use the pictures of the finished product from the pattern envelopes before 1989, Vogue is lying to you. Why is Vogue wasting its time and resources on such silliness? We think it is the "Playground Bully Syndrome" at work.

As of June 15, 2010
Copyright Catalog (1978 to present)
Search Request: Left Anchored Name = vogue
Search Results: Displaying 1 through 25 of 2069 entries.

#	 Name (NALL) < 	 Full Title 	 Copyright Number 	 Date
[1-76] 	Vogue Records, 	Kiz neman / musique de Ara Bartevian. 	PA0000085360 	1956
[ 77 ] 	Vogue-incorporating Vanity fair 	Vogue's Beauty book. By editors of Vogue-incorporating Vanity fair. 	RE0000266163 	1957
[ 78 ] 	Vogue, Helene Jaunez, Comtesse de 	Saint-Exupery. By Pierre Chevrier, pseud. of Comtesse de Vogue. 	RE0000294660 	1958
[ 79 ] 	Vogue-incorporating Vanity fair. 	Vogue's Beauty book. By editors of Vogue-incorporating Vanity fair. 	RE0000309467 	1958
[ 80 - 83] 	Vogue Pictures, Inc. 	
[ 83 ] 	Vogue 	Vogue patterns; suppl. Feb. 15, 1959. By Helen Catchings Bascome. 	RE0000354800 	1959
[ 84 ] 	Vogue 	Vogue Printed pattern news. Apr. 15, 1959. By Helen Catchings Bascome. 	RE0000354802 	1959
[ 85 ] 	Vogue 	Vogue Printed pattern news. Aug. 1, 1959. By Helen Catchings Bascome. 	RE0000354809 	1959
[ 86 ] 	Vogue 	Vogue Printed pattern news. Aug. 15, 1959. By Helen Catchings Bascome. 	RE0000354810 	1959
[ 87 ] 	Vogue 	Vogue Printed pattern news for spring '59. Feb. 15, 1959. By Helen Catchings Bascome. 	RE0000354801 	1959
[ 88 ] 	Vogue 	Vogue Printed pattern news. July 1, 1959. By Helen Catchings Bascombe [i.e. Bascome] 	RE0000354807 	1959
[ 89 ] 	Vogue 	Vogue Printed pattern news. July 15, 1959. By Helen Catchings Bascome. 	RE0000354808 	1959
[ 90 ] 	Vogue 	Vogue Printed pattern news. June 1, 1959. By Helen Catchings Bascome. 	RE0000354805 	1959
[ 91 ] 	Vogue 	Vogue Printed pattern news. June 15, 1959. By Helen Catchings Bascome. 	RE0000354806 	1959
[ 92 ] 	Vogue 	Vogue Printed pattern news. Mar. 1, 1959. By Helen Catchings Bascome. 	RE0000354799 	1959
[ 93 ] 	Vogue 	Vogue Printed pattern news. May 1, 1959. By Helen Catchings Bascome. 	RE0000354803 	1959
[ 94 ] 	Vogue 	Vogue Printed pattern news. May 15, 1959. By Helen Catchings Bascome. 	RE0000354804 	1959
[ 95 ] 	Vogue 	Vogue printed patterns. Apr. By Eleanor Williams. 	RE0000351914 	1959
[ 96 ] 	Vogue 	Vogue printed patterns. Aug. 1959. By Eleanor Williams. 	RE0000351918 	1959
[ 97 ] 	Vogue 	Vogue printed patterns; catalog. Mar. By Eleanor Williams. 	RE0000351913 	1959
[ 98 ] 	Vogue 	Vogue printed patterns. July. By Eleanor Williams. 	RE0000351917 	1959
[ 99 ] 	Vogue 	Vogue printed patterns. June. By Eleanor Williams. 	RE0000351916 	1959
[ 100 ] 	Vogue 	Vogue printed patterns. May. By Eleanor Williams. 	RE0000351915 	1959 

#	 Name (NALL) < 	 Full Title 	 Copyright Number 	 Date
[ 101 ] 	Vogue 	Vogue printed patterns. Nov. 1, 1959. By Eleanor Williams. 	RE0000351921 	1959
[ 102 ] 	Vogue 	Vogue printed patterns. Oct. 1, 1959. By Eleanor Williams. 	RE0000351920 	1959
[ 103 ] 	Vogue 	Vogue printed patterns. Sept. 1959. By Eleanor Williams. 	RE0000351919 	1959
[ 104 ] 	Vogue-incorporating Vanity fair. 	Vogue's new beauty book. 1959-1960. By Editors of Vogue-incorporating Vanity fair. 	RE0000350543 	1959
[ 105 - 114] 	Vogue Music/pictures 	
[ 115 ] 	Vogue. 	Vogue's new beauty book, 1960-1961. By editors of Vogue. 	RE0000396262 	1960
[ 116 ] 	Vogue, Helene D 	Vol 407. By Helene Froment, pseud. of Helene DeVogue. 	RE0000388272 	1960
[ 117 - 157 ] 	Vogue Music 	
[ 158 ] 	Vogue 	World in Vogue. Compiled by the Viking Press and Vogue, foreword by Jessica Daves. 	RE0000561559 	1963
[ 159 ] 	Vogue 	Vogue's book of houses, gardens, people. Photographed by Horst, text by Valentine Lawford, introd. by Diana Vreeland employees for hire of Conde Nast Publications, Inc. 	RE0000734414 	1968
[ 160 - 2069] 	Vogue Music, etc 

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