LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles County fabrics business is suing a competitor, alleging copyright infringement and vicarious liability.
Standard Fabrics International Inc. filed a complaint Dec. 5 in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against K&L Wholesales Corp. doing business as Iris Basic USA, Rainbow Apparel and Does 1-10, alleging the defendants violated laws through unauthorized distribution of a copyrighted design.
According to the complaint, Standard Fabrics has sustained and will continue to sustain substantial, immediate, and irreparable monetary injury, from thedefendants’ for-profit, unauthorized reproduction, distribution, and exploitation of the plaintiff’s copyrighted two-dimensional artwork for use on textiles tagged as design number 7766.
The plaintiff alleges the defendants committed copyright infringement with actual knowledge of the plaintiff’s rights and/or in blatant disregard for the plaintiff’s rights.
Standard Fabrics International seeks trial by jury, statutory damages of up to $150,000 per infringement, enjoin the defendant from further infringement, all profits, attorney fees, interest, costs of action, and all further relief the court deems just. It is represented by attorneys Scott A. Burroughs and Trevor W. Barrett of Doniger/Burroughs in Venice, California.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case number 17-cv-08772