LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles corporation alleges three of its copyrighted fabric designs were used by other companies without permission.
Star Fabrics Inc. filed a complaint on Sept. 27 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Apollo Apparel Group LLC, Ross Stores Inc., Burlington Stores Inc., A&E Stores Inc., Zulily LLC and Does 1 through 10 alleging copyright infringement.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that it is the copyright owner of fabric designs No. 62805, No. 65016 and No. 64893 and has suffered damages to its business. The plaintiff holds Apollo Apparel Group LLC, Ross Stores Inc., Burlington Stores Inc., A&E Stores Inc., Zulily LLC and Does 1 through 10 responsible because the defendants allegedly distributed garments using fabrics bearing plaintiff's designs without authorization.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks to enjoin the defendants from further infringing plaintiff's designs, award all profits to plaintiff, statutory damages, all legal fees and interest, and any other relief as the court deems just. 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-07278-R-PJW