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Articles of clothing are considered useful articles, but designs on clothing can be copyrighted to the extent that they contain pictorial, graphic or sculptural features that can be separated from the utilitarian aspects of the clothing. Other objects of apparel, such as animal-nose masks and animal-foot slippers, can also be copyrighted. See Masquerade Novelty Inc. v. Unique Indus., 912 F.2d 663 (3rd Cir. 1990) (animal nose masks); Animal Fair Inc. v. Amfesco Indus., 620 F. Supp 175 (D. Minn. 1995) (animal-foot slippers).

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