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Garment manufacturer files suit against several companies for alleged copyright infringement

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Aug 19, 2016

Copyright 08

LOS ANGELES — A garment manufacturer has filed a claim against FYC International, Stein Mart Inc. and Does 1-10 for the alleged copyright infringement pertaining to clothing it had designed.

Gold Value International Textile Inc., doing business as Fiesta Fabric, filed a complaint on Aug. 11 in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against the defendants, alleging that they intentionally violated copyright laws for profit.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that it had manufactured a design tagged as 1946 that is owned and registered with the United States copyright office by the plaintiff. The plaintiff claims that the copyrighted design is identical to the defendants' infringing design and therefore, the plaintiff has suffered from substantial damages. The plaintiff holds FYC International, doing business as Sunny Leigh, Stein Mart Inc. and Does 1-10 responsible because the defendants allegedly bought and sold products that bore an unauthorized copy of the textile design owned by the plaintiff, and manufactured and distributed an infringing design with blatant disregard for plaintiff’s rights.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks that the defendants, their agents and employees be enjoined from infringing the plaintiff’s copyrights in any manner, be awarded all profits of defendants plus all losses of plaintiff, statutory damages up to $150,000 per infringement, attorneys' fees, interest, costs of suit and other relief as the court deems proper. The plaintiff 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-05998

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U.S. District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaFiesta Fabric