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Guess, Macy’s Hit With a Copyright Lawsuit Over Allegedly Stolen T-Shirt Art

Two graffiti artists have filed a lawsuit against Guess? Inc. and Macy’s Inc. alleging the retailers “splashed” their artwork on apparel items without their consent.

Plaintiffs Patrick Griffin, the successor in interest to deceased artist Sean Griffin (professionally known as “Nekst”), and Robin Ronn (professionally known as “Bates”) filed the artists lawsuit on Jan. 12 in California federal court.

“Nekst and Bates are well-known graffiti artists,” the Macy’s lawsuit states. “As such, their ‘tags’ – artwork reflecting among other things their elaborately expressed signatures or names – are their primary calling cards and source identifiers of their artwork and themselves.”

Read the source article at Top Class Actions

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