LOS ANGELES — A California garment manufacturer has filed suit against a clothing retailer for allegedly copying its designs.
Universal Dyeing & Printing Inc. filed a complaint Aug. 24 in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Rue21 Inc. and Does 1 through 10, alleging that they manufactured fabrics bearing a similar design to the plaintiff's fabrics.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that Universal Dyeing & Printing Inc. suffered damages as the result of the infringement of its copyrighted designs. The plaintiff holds Rue21 Inc. and Does 1 through 10 responsible because the defendants allegedly distributed garments to retailers that contain the plaintiff's copyrighted designs.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks to enjoin the defendants from further infringing the plaintiff's copyrighted designs, to award all profits to the plaintiff, statutory damages, all legal fees and interest, and any other relief as the court deems appropriate. It is represented by Stephen M. Doniger, Scott A. Burroughs, and Frank Gregory Casella of Doniger/ Burroughs in Venice.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case number 2:16-cv-06373-CAS-JC