Jinno International USA alleges garment sold at Macy's infringed textile design

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | May 9, 2018

LOS ANGELES – A New York company alleges that one of its textile designs was unlawfully used in clothing sold by Macy's.

LOS ANGELES – A New York company alleges that one of its textile designs was unlawfully used in clothing sold by Macy's.

Jinno International USA LLC filed a complaint on April 23 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Necessary Objects, Macy's Inc. and Does 1-10 alleging copyright infringement.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that its designer composed a two-dimensional artwork for textile printing with the design number J946. The plaintiff alleges the design has been registered with the U.S. Copyright Office.

The plaintiff holds Necessary Objects, Macy's Inc. and Does 1-10 responsible because the defendants allegedly created, sold, manufactured and/or distributed garments with a fabric featuring an identical or substantially similar design as the plaintiff's without its authorization.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendants, award of profits, statutory damages, attorneys’ fees, interest, costs of action, further legal and equitable relief as the court deems proper. It is represented by Stephen M. Doniger, Scott Alan Burroughs, Trevor W. Barrett and Justin M. Gomes of Doniger/Burroughs in Venice.

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case number 2:18-cv-03380

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