LOS ANGELES — A California textile printer has filed suit against a retailer for allegedly manufacturing and distributing clothing that feature the same design as the plaintiff's items.
Gold Value International Textile Inc., doing business as "Fiesta Fabric," filed a complaint Aug. 5 in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Zulily Inc. and Does 1-10, alleging that they manufactured garments bearing the same designs as the plaintiff's fabrics.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that Gold Value International Textile Inc. suffered damages to its business as the result of its designs being used on other fabrics besides its own. The plaintiff holds Zulily Inc. and Does 1-10 responsible because the defendants allegedly manufactured and distributed fabrics and garments through retail stores and online outlets that bear the plaintiff's designs.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks to enjoin the defendant, award the plaintiff all profits and damages derived from the unlawful act, statutory damages, interest, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. It is represented by Stephen M. Doniger, Scott A. Burroughs, Trevor W. Barrett and Justin M. Gomes of Doniger/Burroughs in Venice.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case number 2:16-cv-05866-BRO-MRW