LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles company has filed suit against three appeal companies over allegations they used its designs in garments without authorization.
Meridian Textiles Inc. filed a complaint on Aug. 12 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Ross Stores Inc., Bonded Apparel Inc., J One Trading Inc. and Does 1-10 alleging copyright infringement.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that its copyrighted designs, tagged as C2044 and C1175, were manufactured, supplied and sold by defendants without consent from plaintiff. The plaintiff holds Ross Stores Inc., Bonded Apparel Inc., J One Trading Inc. and Does 1-10 responsible because the defendants allegedly have maliciously committed copyright infringement with actual knowledge of plaintiff’s rights.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks that defendants and their respective agents be enjoined from further infringement, be awarded all profits of defendants, attorneys’ fees, interest, costs of this action and further relief as the court deems proper. It is represented by Stephen M. Doniger, Scott A. Burroughs and Howard S. Han of Doniger/Burroughs in Venice.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 2:16-cv-06063