With their newly issued design patent in hand, Fatboy the Original B.V. and Fatboy USA have quickly acted to defend their place on the sand. (Photo
On February 7, 2013, textile company SwavelleMill Creek Fabrics (New York, NY), along with related entities Textile Fabric Associates, LLC and
In a summary order handed down December 23, 2012, the United States Court of Appeal for the Second Circuit affirmed the district court's dismissal of
Copyright covers original, non-useful works of authorship; including pictoral, sculptural and graphic works, fixed in a tangible medium of expression.
In a straight forward copyright infringement case the plaintiff cannot usually also assert a claim under North Carolina Gen. Stat. 75-1.1 because the claim is preempted by federal copyright law.
Unlike with most furniture, the rug designer really only has one arrow in their quiver and that is copyright protection.
Following up on a topic of insurance coverage for trademark infringement claims (recently covered on this blog), the U.
On Oct. 21, 2010, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California, Civil Action No. 2:10-cv-2765 (Judge Wm. B. Shubb) entered a temporary restraining order prohibiting Zen Path, LLC from submitting infringement notices to eBay claiming that Design Furnishings, Inc.'s wicker furniture infringes Zen Path's copyrights in numerous articles of wicker furniture.
On August 6, 2010, The Persian Carpet, Inc. (a Durham, North Carolina based company) filed a copyright infringement action in the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina (Civil Action No. 1:10-cv-604) against Tashi Dhan Galaicha Udhyog (a business in Nepal) and Phurbu Nyima Sherpa (a principal of Tashi Dhan and a resident of New York) alleging infringement of its copyright in "The Ginko" rug.
Today's Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Bay Area edition, includes a very interesting article on start up furniture companies whose business model includes reproducing popular furniture designs on a custom basis.