LOS ANGELES – Two retailers are alleged to have sold garments using a copyrighted fabric designed owned by a Los Angeles County company without authorization.
Royal Printex Inc. filed a complaint on Dec. 29 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against New Direction Sport Inc., Stage Stores Inc. and Does 1 through 10 alleging copyright infringement.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that it suffered damages to its business as the result of its copyrighted R21897 design being used on other products. The plaintiff holds New Direction Sport Inc., Stage Stores Inc. and Does 1 through 10 responsible because the defendants allegedly manufactured and sold fabrics to the public that bear plaintiff's designs.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks enjoin the defendants, profits and damages, statutory damages, all legal fees plus interest and any other relief as the court deems just. It is represented by Stephen M. Doniger, Scott A. Burroughs and Trevor W. Barrett of Doniger/Burroughs in Venice.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 2:16-cv-09638