Aeropostale Ripped Off Floral Fabric Design, Jury Hears

By Ciaran McEvoy (January 23, 2013, 8:50 PM EST) -- Aeropostale Inc. and another apparel business have infringed textile company LA Printex Industries Inc.'s copyright on floral shirt designs, attorneys for LA Printex told California jurors and the Ninth Circuit's chief judge on Wednesday.

During opening statements in a federal court trial presided over by Ninth Circuit Chief Judge Alex Kozinski, LA Printex attorney Scott A. Burroughs of Doniger Burroughs APC said garment company Ms. Bubbles Inc. had unlawfully used the copyrighted designs, failing to implement the industry standard of asking LA Printex if it could use them.

"Taking a stand against design piracy is critically important to LA Printex," Burroughs...

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