Los Angeles, CA – Patent attorneys for Hanger Corporation filed a patent infringement lawsuit at the Federal District Court in Los Angeles, accusing KP Fashion Company and Universal Display and Design, Inc. of patent infringement. In 2003, the Plaintiff invented a new hanger design for high end clothing. U.S. Design Patent No. D502,008, entitled “Clothes Hanger Body” was duly issued by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office on February 22, 2005. The Plaintiff claims that it marks every one of its hangers with its design patent number.
The complaint alleges that Defendant Universal Display previously requested and was sent a quote for the subject hanger by Plaintiff. In addition, Defendant KP Fashion was provided with a quote by the Plaintiff, which included samples of the product with KP Fashion’s logo emblazoned thereon. Both Defendants, however, indicated to Plaintiff that they were not interested in purchasing the hangers. In August of 2008, Plaintiff saw hangers in Defendant KP Fashion’s retail stores which allegedly were exact copies of Plaintiff’s patented hangers. When an employee was asked regarding the source of the hangers, Defendant Universal’s box containing the hangers was allegedly provided. Needless to say, this lawsuit followed. The case is titled Hanger Corporation v. KP Fashion Company, Inc., CV 08-07342 SVW (C.D. Cal. 2008).