LOS ANGELES – A Stanford business is alleged to have used an image on its website that is substantially similar to a copyrighted imaged owned by a New York individual.
Andrew Paul Leonard filed a complaint on Sept. 4 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Regenmed Systems Inc. and Does 1-10 alleging copyright infringement.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff owns a two-dimensional image titled “Scanning Electron Microscopy of Human Bone Marrow Stem Cells Image 1” that has been registered with the U.S. Copyright Office.
The plaintiff holds Regenmed Systems Inc. and Does 1-10 responsible because the defendants allegedly used an image substantially similar to the subject image on its website without authorization.
The plaintiff seeks judgment against the defendants, award profits, attorneys’ fees, interest, costs of action, and further legal and equitable relief as the court deems proper. He is represented by Stephen M. Doniger, Scott A. Burroughs and Frank Gregory Casella of Doniger / Burroughs in Venice.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case number 2:18-cv-07686