LOS ANGELES – Four companies are being accused of manufacturing garments with copyrighted fabric designs without authorization from the designs' Los Angeles owner.
Star Fabrics Inc. filed a complaint on Sept. 28 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Burlington Coat Factory Direct Corp., Midthrust Imports Inc., W&W Concept Inc., Salmor Import Export Corp. and Does 1 through 10 alleging copyright infringement.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that it suffered damages to its business from having its No. 60721, No. 62149, No. 66581 and No. 64893 designs used on fabrics without its consent. The plaintiff holds Burlington Coat Factory Direct Corp., Midthrust Imports Inc., W&W Concept Inc., Salmor Import Export Corp. and Does 1 through 10 responsible because the defendants allegedly distributed garments through their retail stores made up of fabric that infringes plaintiff's copyrights.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks enjoin the defendant from further infringing plaintiffs copyrights, award all profits to plaintiff, statutory damages, interest, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. They are 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-07291-RSWL-AS