Graphic artwork company accuses competitor of copyright infringement

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 19, 2018

LOS ANGELES — A graphic artworks company is suing a clothing business, alleging copyright infringement.

Jitrade Inc. of Commerce, California, filed a complaint Jan. 8 in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Good Clothing Inc., doing business as GS Love 22, and Does 1 through 10, alleging violation of the 1976 Copyright Act.

According to the complaint, on May 31, 2017, Jitrade became the legal owner of a two-dimensional artworks used as a design on fabric and textiles. The suit says the design was used, manufactured and distributed by GS Love 22 also as a fabric design without the plaintiff's authorization. 

The plaintiff alleges GS Love 22 imported, produced, distributed and/or sold infringing garments through a nationwide network of retail stores, catalogs and online websites without the knowledge and consent of the owner of the copyright product.

Jitrade seeks trial by jury, award of all profits, attorney fees, prejudgment interest, costs of litigation and all further legal and equitable relief the court deems proper. It is represented by attorneys Ginam Lee and Jay Hong of LPL Lawyers in Los Angeles.

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case number 2:18-cv-00153-DSF-RAO

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