Alexie Sundukov v. Jim Shaw, Feature Gallery, Flash Art, Art Forum, and Artscribe
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York – October 21, 1993 (Case No. 93 Civ 7303)
Successfully represented Plaintiff against Defendant Shaw, who infringed on Plaintiff’s copyrights by using reproductions of Plaintiff’s original works in “Murderers,” “Beatlemaniacs,” and “Chicago 68.”
On October 4, 1993, Gale Elston, attorney for Plaintiff Alexie Sundokov, brought an action in the USDC, Southern District of NY, against Defendants Jim Shaw, Feature Gallery, Flash Art, Art Forum, and Artscribe for copyright infringement based on alleged unauthorized reproductions of original artwork created by Plaintiff including “Face to Face” and “Illuminated Surface” .
Plaintiff sought (i) a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction requiring that Defendants cease and desist in any effort to reproduce and market, distribute, publish, lease, or sell any reproductions of Plaintiff’s artwork in any form whatsoever and in any market, and (ii) monetary damages for copyright infringement. The case was settled satisfactorily to Plaintiff.
Nature of the Suit: Property Rights – Copyright
Key Nature of the Suit: Intellectual Property
Cause: 17 USC 501