Indiana Copyright Litigation: Design Basics Sues Fort Wayne Homebuilders

Fort Wayne, IndianaDesign Basics, LLC of Omaha, Nebraska filed a copyright infringement lawsuit in the Northern District of Indiana. Defendants, located in Fort Wayne, are KAM Construction, LLC, KAM Construction, Inc., KAM AKAY Enterprises, LLC and Kamran Mirza, the owner of the three other Defendants.

Plaintiff Design Basics states that it is engaged in the business of creating, marketing, publishing and licensing the use of architectural works and technical drawings depicting those architectural works. At issue in this litigation are the following architectural works, which have been registered with the U.S. Copyright Office:

Title Registration Certificate Nos.
Plan No. 3064 – Eldridge VA 624-107, 624-108 & 1-093-811

Defendants in this lawsuit are Indiana homebuilders. They are accused of having published, distributed, marketed and advertised floor plans that infringe Plaintiff’s copyrighted works. Those accused plans are marketed by Defendants as Monte Carlo and Monte Carlo 3.

Indiana copyright attorneys for Plaintiff list a single cause of action: copyright infringement. The court has been asked to order damages, equitable relief, costs and attorneys’ fees.

The case was assigned to Chief Judge Philip P. Simon and Magistrate Judge Susan L. Collins in the Northern District of Indiana and assigned Case No. 1:16-cv-00299-PPS-SLC.


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