SAN FRANCISCO – A New York photographer claims a San Francisco company used his photographs after the expiration of the license.
Bradford Gregory filed a complaint on Nov. 22 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Aliphcom, doing business as Jawbone, and Does 1-10 alleging copyright infringement.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he was hired by the defendant to create various photographic images of defendant's Jawbone-branded products with a license to use that expired in March 2016, or six months after delivery of contracted work. The plaintiff alleges that the defendants continued to use at least 11 of his images for advertising without the consent of plaintiff after the license expired.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant, accounting and award all profits from infringement, actual damages, statutory damages of $150,000 per image, injunction restraining further infringement, attorney's fees, costs of suit and further relief as the court may deem just. He is represented by Lawrence G. Townsend of Law Offices of Lawrence G. Townsend in San Francisco.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Case number 3:16-cv-06756