Fabric Supplier Targets Zara in Copyright Complaint

Fabric Supplier Targets Zara in Copyright Complaint


Spanish fashion brand Zara is at the centre of a copyright infringement lawsuit filed on October 29. Gold Value International Textile, which does business as Fiesta Fabric, filed its complaint at the US District Court for the Central District of California on October 29. At the centre of the complaint is an original 2D artwork which Fiesta Fabric claimed to have designed for the purpose of textile printing. This is not the first time that Zara has been accused of falling foul of copyright law. Earlier of 2018, the Court of Milan upheld counterfeiting allegations against the fashion brand, in a decision which confirmed that damages for registered and unregistered designs may be claimed in an EU jurisdiction other than the main defendant’s home state. Also in 2018, a South African designer accused Zara of copying one of his signature patterns and using the design on socks.

Source: WIPR

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