U.S. News | Novelty Textile Sued Walmart for Copyright Infringement

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Last month, Novelty Textile, a fabric designer filed a lawsuit against White Mark Universal Inc., Walmart and Does 1-10, citing alleged copyright infringement and violation of the Copyright Act.

The plaintiff claimed ownership of an exclusive two-dimensional floral artwork on textile printing which was infringed upon by the defendants.

The plaintiff accused the defendants of manufacturing and supplying textiles having designs identical, or substantially similar, to plaintiff’s copyrighted works without authorization which has caused confusion, unfair competition and damages to the plaintiff.

The plaintiff is seeking a trial by jury and a permanent injunction plus payments of all profits made along side damages as the court deem fit.


Novelty Textile Vs Walmart Et Al.

Court – U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

Case # – 2:18-cv-07142-JFW-FFM

Filing Date – Aug. 16 2018

Case – Copyright Infringement

Cause – Infringement

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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