Los Angeles, CA (CNS) – Fashion retailers Forever 21 and Trovata have settled their copyright infringement lawsuit, just before their second trial was about to begin.
Trovata claimed several Forever 21 garments in 2007 looked identical to their designs. It claimed that its design, the stripes sweater with mismatched buttons, was copied and sold in Forever 21 stores.
Forever argued that the designs were generic and not protected by copyrights.
In May this year, the case ended in a mistrial due to “irreconcilable differences” among jury members, prompting Trovata to pursue the case for another trial.
However, before the court schedule was about to start, the companies announced they have settled their differences Friday. The terms of the settlement remained confidential, according to WWD.
This is not the first time Forever 21 has been sued for allegedly ripping off designs. Diane von Furstenberg, Gwen Stefani, and Anna Sui all filed separate lawsuits against the fashion company for selling clothes that had remarkable resemblance to their designs. All cases were settled out of court.