Clothing Co. Fires Back At Reed Smith, Rival In IP Row

Law360, New York (October 18, 2012, 8:56 PM EDT) -- A Reed Smith LLP client's copyright infringement allegations against a fellow apparel company are premised on a symbol that differs substantially from the copyright actually held by the plaintiff, the defendant told a California federal court on Wednesday, seeking sanctions against both law firm and client.

Defendant Francesca's Collections Inc. moved for sanctions against Reed Smith and plaintiff Sweet People Apparel Inc., calling SPA's suit “an example of a company attempting to 'shake down' another for alleged copyright infringement, with no regard to whether any such...
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