Shein Faces a $100 Million Copyright Lawsuit
A Florida artist has filed a lawsuit against Chinese fast-fashion retailer Shein for more than $100 million in damages after the brand purportedly used her artwork without her consent.
Magdalena Mollman, professionally known as Maggie Stephenson and residing in Jacksonville, Florida, filed the lawsuit in the U.S. District Court, Central District of California, on June 15. Stephenson also reportedly presented her certificate of registration from the U.S. Copyright Office for her artwork “One Is Good, More Is Better.”
The filing alleges that Zoetop Business Co. Limited., a Hong Kong- and China-based company trading as Shein and Shein Distribution Corp., used her copyright-protected artwork nine times without her permission.