LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles artist and a Washington, D.C.-based artist allege that the marketers, creators and sellers of Graffiti Wine unlawfully used their art.
Travis Baird and Gaelen Smith filed a complaint on June 26 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Western Division against Rok Drinks LLC, MBF Co., Jeffrey Moses and Does 1-10 alleging copyright infringement.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs are known by their pseudonyms TRAV and Jurne, respectively, and create large-scale, outdoor paintings. In March 2014, they painted two outdoor murals in Los Angeles and the suit states that the defendants made copies of these murals for labels on bottles of wine.
The plaintiffs holds Rok Drinks LLC, MBF Co., Moses and Does 1-10 responsible because the defendants allegedly copied plaintiff's artwork and used them on their wine labels without authorization from the plaintiffs.
The plaintiffs seek all damages, future damages, all legal fees, interest, enjoin the defendant, order the defendant to recall and remove all infringing materials, disgorgement and restitution, punitive damages, statutory damages and any other relief as the court deems just. They are represented by Jeffrey S. Gluck of Gluck Law Firm P.C. in Los Angeles.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Western Division case number 2:17-cv-04703-PA-AFM