LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles business is accused of selling garments with a design similar or identical to a textile manufacturer's copyrighted design.
Jitrade Inc. filed a complaint on Sept. 21 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against the Tae Hyun Kim, doing business as Ladix, and Does 1-10 citing copyright infringement.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that it is the owner and author of a two-dimensional artwork under content title JIC-12 formatted for use on textiles. However, the plaintiff alleges that the defendants purchased, sold, marketed, advertised, manufactured and distributed fabric and/or garments featuring a design which is identical to the subject design, which caused plaintiff to suffer substantial damages to its business.
The plaintiff holds Tae Hyun Kim and Does 1-10 responsible because the defendants allegedly profited from the illegal reproduction, importation, distribution and/or sales of product, distributed infringing products without permission from plaintiff and committed acts of infringement with actual knowledge of plaintiff’s rights.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendants, that defendants be enjoined from further infringement, be awarded profits of defendants, damages, attorneys’ fees, interest, costs of litigation and further relief as the court deems proper. It is represented by C. Yong Jeong and Amy Choe of Jeong & Likens LC in Los Angeles.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 2:16-cv-07094