Venice, CA – Target and Wrangler have been marketing a shirt bearing a distinctive, eye-catching graphic artwork. The problem? Said artwork was taken – verbatim – from copyright holder Jamey Erickson. The infringer then slapped some “trendy” text (omitting vowels is so very hip) and a Wrangler trademark over the key art and started selling to the market. Did they think Mr. Erickson wouldn’t notice? Below is the design comparison:
The case is currently pending in the U.S. District Court – Central Division of Los Angeles. Scott Alan Burroughs and Trevor W. Barrett of Doniger / Burroughs represent the copyright holder. For further information, contact Grace Garcia at (310) 590-1820.