5th Circ. Affirms $3.2M Award In Architecture Copyright Row

Law360, Los Angeles (November 8, 2013, 4:00 PM EST) -- The Fifth Circuit on Thursday affirmed a $3.2 million award to Texas-based residential architecture firm Kipp Flores Architects LLC in a suit brought by Kipp accusing Hallmark Design Homes LP of constructing hundreds of houses from copyrighted architectural designs in violation of federal law.

The appeals court’s unpublished opinion comes a year after a federal jury found in favor of Kipp and U.S. Magistrate Judge Frances Stacy ruled that Hallmark had infringed Kipp’s copyrights and that Kipp has an allowed unsecured claim for copyright infringement in...
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