Target, Wrangler Accused Of Using Stolen Artwork On Shirts

Law360, New York (October 23, 2015, 8:19 PM EDT) -- Target Corp. and jeans manufacturer Wrangler were hit with a copyright suit Friday in California federal court accusing them of stealing an artist’s work and putting it on T-shirts for sale in Target’s stores.

Jamey Erickson said he owns a two-dimensional piece of artwork depicting two mountains within a circle, but that Wrangler’s parent VF Corp., merchandise company G&G Outfitters Inc. and Target misappropriated the artwork for use on T-shirts that say “Visit Your NTNL PRKS” above the image and “Wrangler” below.

“The elements, composition, colors, arrangement, layout, and appearance of the two designs are at least substantially similar,” Erickson claimed...

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