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