LOS ANGELES – A fabric
print designer alleges two companies unlawfully copied a design and used
it in garments without authorization.
Couture Textile Inc. filed a complaint on Jan. 18 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against the
Ross Stores Inc., Jainson's International Inc. and Does 1 through 10
alleging copyright infringement.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that it suffered damages to its business from having its fabric design MA130947 copied. The plaintiff holds Ross Stores Inc., Jainson's International Inc. and Does 1 through 10 responsible because the defendants allegedly kept on using plaintiff's design on their fabrics despite plaintiff's request to stop using the design in 2015.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks to enjoin the defendants from further infringing plaintiff's designs, award all profits and damages to the plaintiff, all legal fees and any other relief as this court deems just. It is represented by Farhad Novian, Joseph A. Lopez and Heather C. Davis of Novian & Novian LLP in Los Angeles.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 2:17-cv-00374-MWF-FFM