LOS ANGELES – A women's fashion accessories manufacturer claims one of its designs has been unlawfully used.
Brighton Collectibles LLC filed a complaint on March 24 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Publishers Clearing House LLC alleging copyright infringement.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that it suffered damages to its business and reputation from having its Heart Conch design copied. The plaintiff holds Publishers Clearing House LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly causes confusion to plaintiff's customers by selling similar products that bear plaintiff's mark but are lesser in quality.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks enjoin the defendant, order the destruction of all infringing products, all profits, compensatory damages statutory damages of no less than $150,000, interest, all legal fees and any other relief as this court deems just. It is represented by Peter W. Ross and Keith J. Wesley of Browne George Ross LLP in Los Angeles.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Western Division Case number 2:17-cv-02327