L.A. Printex Industries, Inc. v. Aeropostale, Inc., et al, No. 10-56187 (9th Cir. 2012)Annotate this Case
L.A. Printex appealed the district court's summary judgment order in favor of defendants in L.A. Printex's copyright infringement action. The parties' dispute stemmed from a floral design created by an L.A. Printex designer that later appeared on shirts bearing defendants' trademark. The court held that L.A. Printex raised a genuine dispute of material fact on access and substantial similarity. Accordingly, the court reversed the district court's grant of summary judgment, vacated the award of attorneys' fees, and remanded for further proceedings.
The court issued a Revised version of this opinion on June 13, 2012.