LOS ANGELES – A Vernon company alleges one of its copyrighted designs was used without its permission for clothing.
Universal Dyeing and Printing Inc. filed a complaint on April 19 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Wholesalefashionsquare.Com Inc. and Does 1 through 10 alleging copyright infringement.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that it owns an original two-dimensional artwork used for purposes of textile printing titled UA 16128. The plaintiff holds Wholesalefashionsquare.com Inc. and Does 1 through 10 responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to get authorization from the plaintiff before creating, manufacturing and selling the print designs to the public and obtained profits from the duplicate designs.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks to be awarded of profits of defendants, statutory damages, attorneys' fees, prejudgment interest, costs of action and such further legal and equitable relief as the court deems proper. It is 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-02973-R-JPR