LOS ANGELES – A toy company alleges that a general merchandise retailer is selling copies of a chalk toy.
Lanard Toys Limited filed a complaint on June 15 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Target Corp. alleging copyright infringement and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff designed a chalk toy called the Chalk Bomb in 2015. The plaintiff holds Target Corp. responsible because the defendant allegedly sells infringing versions of plaintiff's Chalk Bombs with an identical trademark and same photograph on its package as what is used on the plaintiff's product.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks enjoin the defendant, actual damages, profits, treble, exemplary, and/or punitive damages, interest, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. It is represented by Richard P. Sybert and Susan B. Meyer of Gordon & Rees LLP in San Diego.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case number 2:17-cv-04472-AB-JPR