A New York City-based souvenir and apparel firm City Merchandise filed a complaint alleging claims of copyright infringement against the American subsidiary of French luxury fashion house Balenciaga in the Southern District of New York. Unlike many other copyright suits, which typically involve infringement claims made by a high-end fashion designer against a competitor offering cheap knockoff products, the allegedly infringing products in this case are sold for thousands of dollars more than the original articles marketed by the plaintiff.
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