Forever 21, Ross Accused Of Stealing Fabric Design

By Dani Meyer (May 12, 2016, 8:24 PM EDT) -- A textile company launched separate suits Thursday in California federal court against Forever 21 Inc. and Ross Stores Inc. for allegedly selling in their stores, clothes sporting a design that copies the company's original artwork.

Unicolors Inc. sued Ross, Forever 21 and various other companies that purportedly contributed to the retailers' infringement, alleging they created and sold clothing featuring designs that are identical or substantially similar to artwork exclusively owned by Unicolors.

"It is apparent from a comparison of the subject design and the infringing garment that the elements, composition, colors, arrangement, layout, and appearance of the designs are substantially similar,"...

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