LOS ANGELES — A California corporation is suing apparel businesses, alleging copyright infringement.
Jitrade Inc. filed a complaint Feb. 5 in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Chris and Carol Apparel Inc., Hyon S. Kim, My Sister's Closet Boutique and Does 1-10, alleging they violated laws through unauthorized distribution of an intellectual property.
According to the complaint, Jitrade has sustained and will continue to sustain substantial and irreparable injury, from the defendants' wrongful conduct of unauthorized reproduction, distribution and exploitation of plaintiff’s copyrighted two-dimensional artwork for use on textiles titled "SND2064-13B”.
The plaintiff alleges the defendants created or developed derivative works from Jitrade's copyrighted design without consent from Jitrade and received money and profits that rightfully belong to the plaintiff.
Jitrade seeks trial by jury, all profits of the defendants, statutory damages of $150,000, attorney fees, prejudgment interest, court costs and all further legal and equitable relief the court deems proper. It is represented by attorney Jaenam J. Coe of Law Offices of Jaenam J. Coe in Los Angeles.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case number 18-cv-899