U.S: Textile Company Accuses Charlotte Russe Inc. of Copyright Infringement

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Universal Dyeing & Printing Inc., a textile company, has filed a complaint against San Diego competitor, Charlotte Russe Inc. and Does 1-10. The case was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California with case number 17-CV-07714.

The Plaintiff, Universal Dyeing & Printing, is alleging that the defendants distributed their intellectual property without authorization from the owner.  According to the complaint, the Plaintiff is claiming to have suffered damages to its business and profit as a result of the defendant’s distribution and sale of fabrics and/or garments featuring a design that is substantially similar to the Plaintiff’s copyrighted original two-dimensional artwork used for purposes of textile printing titled UA 14794.

The Plaintiff further alleges that the defendant has caused severe loss to its profits, and has damaged the business image, reputation and goodwill.

Universal Dyeing & Printing is therefore seeking trial by jury, damages, award profits, attorney fees, interest, costs of action and all relief the court deems proper.

The case is currently pending.

Case Information: Universal Dyeing & Printing, Inc. v. Charlotte Russe, Inc.
Judge: Otis D Wright, II
Court California Central District Court
Case #: 17-cv-07714
Case Type Copyright Infringement
Country United States
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Nathaniel is a News Reporting Intern at Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch (NLIPW). He has a passion for writing, capacity building and social media marketing. He is a graduate of Federal University of Technology, Minna, where he graduated with BTECHAGRIC. He is a member of Soil Science Society of Nigeria (SSSN) and the National Union of Campus Journalist (NUCJ). Nathaniel has served as Editor-in-Chief for a number of magazines and as a contributor to various online repositories. Email: anathaniel@nlipw.com