By Stewart Bishop (September 26, 2011, 3:04 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Thursday ruled that Target Corp. and two textile companies were liable for copyright infringement after the retail giant was accused of selling clothing bearing a design owned by fabric designer Star Fabrics Inc. without authorization.
Star Fabrics brought the lawsuit against Target, clothing manufacturer Kandy Kiss of California Inc. and fellow fabric designer Morex Enterprises Inc., in October 2010, after it discovered Target was selling kimono-style dresses made of material allegedly bearing one of its copyrighted designs.
Star Fabrics alleges Kandy Kiss manufactured the dresses for Target from fabric obtained from Morex.
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