Fort Wayne, Indiana – Copyright lawyers for Sandra Wilson of Portland, TN have filed a lawsuit alleging Michelle Parrish d/b/a Want2Scrap of Fort Wayne, IN, has infringed a copyrighted work, for which an application has been filed with the U.S. Copyright Office.
The plaintiff created an acrylic dress scrapbook album design which she had laser cut by defendant Want2Scrap, who sent plaintiff a work sans the pinafore element and a pinafore design created by Want2Scrap. For a period of time, plaintiff worked for Want2Scrap as an independent contractor and created other works specifically for the company. Subsequently, the plaintiff noticed her work being displayed, without authorization, on the Want2Scrap Web site and at their booth at a convention. Want2Scrap revised the designer listing on the Web site so that plaintiff’s name no longer was listed. The plaintiff has since filed a complaint for copyright infringement, seeking damages.
Practice Tip: Registration of a copyright with the Copyright Office is optional, but is required if the copyright owner wishes to file an infringement lawsuit; this is why the plaintiff’s complaint includes a copy of her copyright application.Complaint – Wilson v. Parrish
Further information about this case is as follows:
Filed: March 31, 2010 as 1:2010cv00089 Updated: April 7, 2010 02:31:19
Plaintiff: Sandra Wilson
Defendants: Alan Maier and Michelle Parrish
Presiding Judge:Judge Joseph S Van Bokkelen
Referring Judge:Magistrate Judge Roger B Cosbey
Cause Of Action: Copyright Infringement