LOS ANGELES – A Tennessee company claims Williams-Sonoma used one of its floral designs.
Woodward Enterprises LLC filed a complaint on March 8 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Williams-Sonoma, doing business as Pottery Barn, and Does 1-10 alleging copyright infringement.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that one of its floral designs, titled Blue-51, was unlawfully used. The plaintiff holds Williams-Sonoma, doing business as Pottery Barn, and Does 1-10 responsible because the defendants allegedly used part of the plaintiff's design on a pillow, dishes and other items without its authorization.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendants, all profits, costs, attorneys’ fees, statutory damages, penalties, interest and equitable relief as the court deems proper. It is represented by Stephen M. Doniger, Scott Alan Burroughs, Trevor W. Barrett and Justin M. Gomes of Doniger/Burroughs in Venice.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 2:17-cv-01878