SAN FRANCISCO – An Emeryville business is suing a Minnesota company claiming it unlawfully made reproductions of art work to sell.

Editions Limited West Inc. filed a suit on March 28 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Furniture Industries Inc. and Does I-X, citing copyright infringement.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that between 2009 and this year, it suffered damages as a result of its copyright licenses being infringed. The plaintiff holds Furniture Industries Inc. Does I-X responsible because the defendants allegedly manufactured prints and posters that were copied from plaintiff's "Wind Swept IV" and "Wind Swept III" and other several other giclees.

The plaintiff seeks the following: trial by jury, all damages, permanent injunction for the defendant from further infringing plaintiff's works in the future, deliver for destruction the copies in question of plaintiff's works, all legal fees and any other relief as this court deems just. It is represented by Michael A. Painter of Isaacman, Kaufman & Painter PC in Los Angeles.

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Case number 3:16-cv-01504-LB

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