LOS ANGELES – Rue21 and Vinted Inc. are alleged to have used a fabric design for clothing without authorization.
Universal Dyeing & Printing Inc. filed a complaint on Feb. 1 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Rue21 Inc., Vinted Inc. 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 16747 design used on other fabrics. The plaintiff holds Rue21 Inc., Vinted Inc. and Does 1 through 10 responsible because the defendants allegedly sold and distributes garments through their retail stores featured plaintiff's fabric design.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks enjoin the defendants, all profits, statutory damages, all legal fees plus interest and any other relief as the court deems just. They are represented by Stephen M. Doniger, Scott A. Burroughs and Frank Gregory Casella of Doniger/Burroughs in Venice.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 2:17-cv-00829-PLA