LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles County corporation alleges a Los Angeles business unlawfully used one of its textile designs.
Salt & Pepper Clothing Inc. filed a complaint on April 2 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against San Joy Inc. and Does 1-10 alleging copyright infringement.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff creates or obtains rights to two-dimensional graphic designs for textiles used primarily in the fashion industry. It alleges it received copyright registration for a design known as SNP353 in 2016.
The plaintiff holds San Joy Inc. and Does 1-10 responsible because the defendants allegedly manufactured, purchased, distributed and/or sold garments bearing illegal reproductions and derivations of plaintiff's copyrighted design without authorization from plaintiff.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendants, award all profits, statutory damages, attorney's fees, interest, costs of action and further relief as court deems proper. It is represented by Frank N. Lee of Law Office of Frank N. Lee in Los Angeles.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case number 2:18-cv-02677