U.S. News | Star Fabrics Alleges Hot Ginger, Others Used Textile Design without Consent

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On July 17, a Los Angeles Corporation, Star Fabrics Inc. filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California with case number 2:18-cv-06174-CAS-SK against National Stores Inc., Hot Ginger Inc., et al. alleging copyright infringement.

The plaintiff alleges that the defendants unlawfully used its textile designs for their garments without it’s permission.

The plaintiff claims that it is the registered owner of the original two-dimensional artwork used for textile printing titled 59705.

The plaintiff accuses the defendants of unlawfully manufacturing and supplying garments with the plaintiff’s copyrighted design without plaintiff’s knowledge or consent which in turn has caused damages, unfair competition and confusion to costumers.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks award for all profits of defendants plus all losses of plaintiff and all other benefits the court deems fit.


Case Name: Star Fabrics Inc. Vs National Stores Inc., Hot Ginger Inc., et al.

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

Case # – 2:18-cv-06174-CAS-SK

Filling Date – July 17, 2018.

Case Type – Copyright infringement.

Cause of Action – Copyright 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