Romex Textiles Inc. Slams Hot Kiss, Ross Stores and Others with a Copyright Infringement Suit


On July 30, a Los Angeles company, Romex Textiles Inc. filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against HK Worldwide LLC, doing business as Hot Kiss; Apollo Apparel NY LLC; Burlington Stores Inc.; Ross Stores Inc. and Does 1-10 alleging copyright infringement.

The plaintiff alleges that the defendants infringed on its copyrighted textile artwork for textiles without permission.

The plaintiff claims that he owns a two – dimensional artwork which is titled AE_T1697 for use on textiles which the defendant infringed upon by manufacturing, selling the garments with fabric that has a design identical to the plaintiff’s design.

The plaintiff argues that the defendants had caused damages, unfair competition and customer’s confusion.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendants, award all profits of the defendants plus all other benefits, profits, costs of attorney and all others the court deem fit.

The case is currently pending.


Judge: Ronald Sw Lew
Court: California Central District Court
Case #: 2:18-cv-06543
Nature of Suit Copyrights
Cause Copyright Infringement
Case Filed: Jul 30, 2018
Re-opened: Aug 17, 2018
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