LOS ANGELES — A garment manufacturer has filed suit against a retailer, alleging the defendant copied its designs.
Textile 26 Corp. filed a complaint on Aug. 4 in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Unique 21 Clothing Inc., Lino Hernandez Valentin and Does 1-10, alleging that they knowingly violated the rights of the plaintiff under the Copyright Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that Textile 26 Corp. was informed that the defendants infringed upon its artwork tagged as Design 2032, or diamond tie-dye, which was identical to the infringed design that defendants purportedly copied from their samples and showroom. Those alleged actions by the defendant caused lost profits and damages to the plaintiff's business. The plaintiff holds Unique 21 Clothing Inc., Lino Hernandez Valentin and Does 1-10 responsible because the defendants allegedly committed acts of infringement with actual knowledge of the plaintiff’s rights and profited from infringing a copyrighted design.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks that the defendants be enjoined from infringing copyrights, be awarded profits and losses, attorneys’ fees, interest, costs of suit and further relief as the court deems appropriate. They are represented by C. Yong Jeong and Amy Choe of Jeong & Likens LC in Los Angeles.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case number 16-cv-05823