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De=e:NDANT(S) ADORESS UNKNOWN.

REP'RI;SENTAnoH IS HEREBV fiN\tlE.·THAT-, ATfH,S, TIME •. I Htl1VE'B,EEN'UNABle, WITH REASONAEltE.01UGENCE.10 ASCElUA!N HIE R.ESIDENCS; AOOF.!.E,S,SES OF TH~ 'fOLLOWING ceFENM~.rrs;

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US.C. §§ H)t~ ei: seqq te rooov:er damages from de£endant.· tJj,e Co;i.riadian Hrbade,ocstihg CorpmatiOb. e~D¢tietl(l,ard;~ for· its· Ul1~U!tboiized CopYm:tlgan~ recQ:rdin:8; of PlaiqtJfrs'copypghte.d. pemrmancesfnmterla!' 'and lo: enJoin Defendanf srepr-oduction an,dlor- distribution of same.

,THE PARTIES

3. Plaintiff is a 'fure:lgJI, bl,JS~ness corporation" .registered to do business :in the

: State of New Yortj, urganiz.ed and. existingunde:r the. laws o:fthe n;:ltion of Canada.Pmvincc of Manito:ba} and has its principal ."place of busineS$.lo~ated inthe: City iJf WIm1:i.~g.Prov]nc·e ot Manitoba, nation. of Canada.

4. Plaintiff ls~amoD,g other t~ings, a designer, menufaeturer; seller and

'distrihutor afwomen'~s c1otblngJ:hroughout the world, includingin this district,

:5, DeI-enda.ut is M agency ar ins'f,rumel1.auty 'of tile' Canadian govemm.ellt~.

within the meatling:of28 U.S.C. §-l(0),. and is ~tgani:z:e4.and existingunder Canadian law asa crown. corporationpursuent to. the Bsoadeasting Act ofCanad.al S.C . .l99 I j c.l l.

6,. The pnnclpal business of Def~dant is' the . commercia] en:terpdse of

brooo~astillg~. fneluding "th:e product.ion of its cQntent., the· solici.tation. rut~ ,accep.1an~e._ ~f commercial advertising. and the distribution, at its broadeasdng- 'content .throughout Canada.

7. Defendant also distributes -and licenses' its . broadcast confel'lltin, the U nited

St.a,t'eS:j pur8~aht to various commercial distribution and licensing agreements with private, domestic broadcasting '€:ntities.

8.. Asa crown oo:rpo:mtlcH~.~ Defendant is an 'agent (If Her~jesty I'll rightof

Canada. but maintains an independent existence .. free fromgovemm~.rii. Interference with its programming aadtnsulated from. the poUtical. influence of Canada's jolicy-mekers.

JURISDICTION AND 'VENUE

9'. 1urisdicdon ever the subject-lfLatte.[ onbis' actlou'.is conferred, on thls C'Qurt

by 28 ns .. C "§ 1330,. because Def¢ndant is a.foreign state within. th~ meaning: tl'f·~8,p,S.C. § 1603( a) and because' Defendaai, is subject _to, suit 'under- tbe Foreign Smrere"igu Immunity Act, 28 U ~S. C. §_, '1602;, et seq ...

10. 8pe-ci:ti:cally~ ])efenda~'d: is subject to s.mtpurs:uan,t ttl, the foUpwing

exemption provisions of the Fot'e-ignSoV"ereisnJmmuuIty Act: (i) 28 U.S.C, § 1,60:5{~)(2}~ ill that this. a£.tiori is based upon. acts performed. in 'the Unit~ States in COMec1ion ,with. De£endanfs' .commereial activity here and abroad; (li) 23 U.S.C. § 1605(aJ(3)~ 'in that. -thiS acdon concerns ' Plain:fifCs-rights .in i:nteUeCt~l property taken by Defendant, in violation of international law, in eonaeetion with Defendant's oommer-cialac:t1vity here and abroad; and. (iii) 28 V.s,C. § 16.O-5(a)(5)~ in that this eetion. eeneerns demageto or loss of Plaictiff's property' here.In too United S:~tes~ caused by' tbeterticus a~t of Defertdantand ofi:ts empleyee while acting within the· seope of'their office 'or emploY-InCnL

11.' AdditianaUYt 28 U.S~C. § 1338(a) confers this Court wltb..subjeet matter

jurisdictionoverthis action"s Copyright claims! and 28: U.S.C § 1367(a) confers this: Court with su,pplemenlal ~1J:bjeet matterjurisdict,lon. over tnis, action's $t:al~ law trespass chlims.

12. The Court .has personal j wisdictio,ll aVe! ~ndant pursuant to New

York's long. arm statute as' set tbrth in the following provisions of the New York Civil Practice Law arid Rules: 0) § 3011'1n .that.]Jefendant.1;IW'posefuHy availed itself of .the benefits of transactil1,g business in ~be S~te: oJ NeW Y (Irk and has sufficient minimumcentaets wi th the state: of New York,i ,e.)tt. conducts comreercialactlvity ,in ·th!::S tate. qf New York rehated. to the acts that. give rise to thls action, all ofwb[ch were committed in the State o[N'ew York~y Defendaar; (ii) § .302{a){l)., in that. Defendant transacts, bus-iness in the. State of. New' York; .and om § :l92(~)(J)(ii.)~ in :that Defendant committed tortieus acts- within the State of New York, causing' hannte Plahl,tiff :\vithin -the State. of New - Y ork., expected, 01: should' rea'sollJa:hl~ have expe~ted: tho$e acts to have conseqeenees in the State of New York, and' Defe,rtdant .derives substantial revenue ftern 'i:t}te-matio'u~l commerce.

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u. Venue. is propel" In this. district pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § n9](b)(2)~ because' a substantial prut' of the events 'Blving rise to P1a,in:tiff's claims eccurredin this district. ,FAC.TU.AL :BACKGROUND

14. Plaint] ff r'e"cenUy 'opened. it .flaas]:rlp . New York Fashion COncept. store,

located at 40th, Stteetand Broadway; Times ·Square. Manhattan (the '!Flagsh~p Store"), as a showcase fOir itsvarious Iinesofwemen's clothing .

. L:5, On November .6. 2-009,. Plaintiff held a grand. opening celebranen (th~

"Event") at thei Flagship Store" featuring pre~enta:tions by 'officers 'W:ld c:xecuti yes of Plaintiff

1.6. The Event also featured .a fashion: show, ,I)teviewing vanous of Plaintiff's

merchandise and other fashion 'items relating. to Plaintiff's. upcoming: lines and lauoch of the New York" Fashion Concept store,

17. PI~intiff htm appU.e.d for a "Copyright.. reg,lstmtion of its :r-etordin\g of

cepyrightable perfo1mmces contained in the Event, and, hasreceived appllcadon numbers ]-4~6e7n and '-4~6e7h. PlaIntiff lias, sought expedited. examination, th,en::f()oo registration should be' issued without: dela)tmg these proceedings.

[8, O u e to jbe ·canfidenttaI an,d ~plOpriecar)' Mture of" the Items displayed

duelng tb:1@ Event'a fashion show and, the. s,tatemen:ts made ,by P1ai.m;ifrs. executives.atthe Event. Plaintiff took reasonable measures. to prevem the!,lf.ututhprized reeording of the Event and' distribution of same,

19.. For example. Plaintiff invited ooly a.limited number of media to the Event

and required :tha;t each such membero! ,th~ media be p:re~.appro\'ed,. 'P]~iff·:furt:her requir~d each such. member of the media to s~,gtl.ml agreement limiting the;irrjght fa record the Event aad. re-quiring Plaintiff·s. prior.written a,ppro.val before distributing any suehreeording (the i-OMedia Agreement"].

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20. Defendam was not preapproved by Plaintiff .and. did DOt- sigh lhe Media.'

Agreement.

21. Prior to and on the moqiing (,fibe Ev~nt~ Plaintiffs· employees observed

Defendant ~ s employee. who identIfied himse]:f as David Common e~Mr .. Commoe"), in. the Flagship Store .attempting to fasten an electronic eavesdropping device to the podium-being used for the Event,

22. Whel1' cQnft'Oht~dby Plaintiff s 'e~ployee~ Mr. Common a.d!n:ltted that he

was working on. behalf'of Defendant ..

23. Pla,intifrs employees jnfurmed. Mr; Common tha:tUeitb.~ he nor

~feIidant was . authorized to recurd 1be Event,

24~ Plaintiff'sagent informed Mr. Common th:at neither he nor Defendant had

sig'ned a-Media Agreem.ent and that neither he nor De.fendan.twas permitted to record the Event' unless 1tu~-y signed a, Media .Agreement,

25. Plaintiff's employees instructed Mr, Commen that he would have 'to leave

tb~ Flagship Store, whichbe did;

26: Sh~}fUy thereafter. Mr. Common evaded Plairniff's securl~y and muck

backinto the FlagShip Store, \>Vi.thout PlaIDtiffsPermhis'ion·a;nd. d~sp~fe~ PJaintifi'i objection.

'J.7. During fhe speeches given' at me Event by -Plaimiff'a officers .and

executives, Mr ... Common surreptitiously kne]t near· the podium. with II handheld, microphone and made un llnauthorIzed audio recording ·ofthe· Bvent.

28. During the Evenf~s fashion sn.QW~. aewn.e-~nlan who had acco.mpanie.d Mr.

Common and. whose camere was decorated v.ri:th a Canadian flag (the "Cameraman"), believed to be employed. by Delendanr.made an unauthorized video. recording of the. Event ~ s fashion show.

29: The' CMn.erumen did nor have press credeRtials~ had 'not signed the Media

A,greie:lnen~ and·w{ls·,n.ot ~U'th.qtIzed. io attend til;' :reco:l;d the, Event.

30, '~r' the . 13veuf'si fashion sbow:,Ptrondfrs ·emplQYees. cQnfronled· the

<;runerrun:a_])gjwd determined ~hat. he had. no ·pr.esscred:erttiab; ,and that he was not autnoriz.ed ro . attend, the EVe!l:']tar to'. bein :.t:h~F:bl..gship:·StO're~

1"1. p-lninHff ~ emplDY~s then hlfo.nned·the.· .. eameraman thaJ hy was violMin.g

Plaintiff's ·oopyr."ightMd, dem,anded:that the, Camera..num, cease recordi.ng til.c· Event- and leave the Flagship ~Storer. The Ca.meraman r,efuSJeldto :s:to~p reoordlng, the Even.t and. refused to lea.ve: the Flagsl'iip' Store.

32,

Oommonoogan. to inf~gate tbe.sam.e employee,

33. The Camersmaa ·was "So aggressive in ·fllni'il\g :PJainttfrs elu,layeej, and

: dirust tll~' camera 'S9 dose "to 'tIl.e 'e'lripI9yee:~ 'tbat the e.rriployeei .Felt intimid~t;e4 ..

5~.. P.I~inUfrs~eJllpioyee ·.a@in inf(}.rm~· 'NIT, Common. and the .Cam.e~

th~t;tl\e Flagship .8t-ON: w:as privat.e property and. that they }m.d no' rightto be on ·the'preml:ses or to .i:~o.rdthe Ev-ent.

3S,. Mr,. CommlO,Il' and the Cmnerama,n only' left af"tefthe"'empl-Qyee CaJl~d.

36. .:Defendam is the only media.' ouUetthat .made. aQ"lf reeordlng of 'the E:v.enl

that dld ugt sign th~ Me(Ua Agf¢~m.ent

37. P]aihtiff'Wt~te.to De,feJldafit,!)bJecte~ '1.<0 De;fe:ndanfs'eonduct;at.ilie Event,

described .how Deiendant~"g· employees .were 'advised tbat Dil'e.fldant had v:io!:atedrlaLntiff' s l~p:trigb1 by making una,Uthor~ .rece·rdin~ of tnt Event. [)efepda:nl did ,nottt:i)?Ond,.

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COUNT I

In:fringement of Exclusive Rights, 1. ~CoDUigbted, 'Works U 7 U.S.C.§ 106 'et Seq.)

38.. Plaintiff' repeats and rea-lieges each and.eve:.ry allegation cont~ed. in,

paragraph 1 through 37 of this Compla_in1..

39' .P1,aintlff has- -applied .for on an expedited. basis,' and expects. presently to'

receive a (:oprright registration for the p.erfonnances at the Event,

40. :pete.ndant unlawfully obtained areeording (If the performances at the

end/or distribute same.

41., .Through jhese-actions, Defendant, in. violation ,of' l7 U.S.C. § '106, has

infringed ~ continnes 10 infringe upon P]{IIintiff's exclusi ve rights 'in the performaaces at 'the

Event, and/or recordings theroofby creatl:Q:g_ an ulWUJhoriz.ed copywith 'the intent ofreproduc1ng: and planning to-distribute such cppyrlghred. content.

42. Defendant's infringement bas been knowing, willflil ~di:Or malicious in

tha:t Defendant ignored Plaintiff's repealed demands to.cease making an unauihorized recording of" the Bvent, and in that Defendant has i~noredPIaintirrg subsequent notifica.tion that the.

recording was unauthorized

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the . prodUction and.' planned dIStribution. o,f" broadcast 'content (JoJ1ltaining or derivatlve of

Detendane'sunauthodzed recording of the Bveat,

44. Defendant's infdngem'e:nt tb.reate.l1s 'Plaintiff with irreparable. damage,

because distribution of images of Plalm::U:l!,;g fashions priotto the release oithose products in the marketplace .could_give Plaintiffs·competitorS. an '~ir advantage aadcen.eause .Platntifi'to lose

cO'ltlrol overi is Intellectual property. good.Will and. public image.

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45. Unless Defendantis restrained and. enjoined, Defendant wUl continue to

.present the c~pabmty lofb:annin~ Plaintiff

46.. It. is dlm'cult .at tbhr dm~ til as.iertain··th~" a:r;nij:mnt of oom.pensJtti.o1l. that.

could afford PIaiiltiff' adeqoote'r-e:Ue,{ fO-f Defendsat's continuing unlawful actsand P].aintiff"s, remedyat ]a;-..v·.js -inad.equate to compensate for Plain,tiffs injuries.

COUN,l'I1

(Co·nllilO)) Law Tresp'aiscs 1

47.. Plaintiff repeats and realleges each' and every allegation ecntained ill

paragraphI through 46 of this. Complwnt.

48. Defendant and its ·em,ploye,es· and .age,nls - acting within ·the: scope of'tbetr

employment by._·and for 'lbebe,rle:tlt of~, Defendant ,-~ unlawfully ene_roached upon, 'Plaintiffs property, i.e., the Flagship .Stor-e:~ by. entering that premi ses wi thout permission and 'by remaining on that premises after Plabitiff·d.emandfAd, that.Defendant leave,

49. Plaintiff rep.eatedly . demanded tfiat Defendant refrair~ from such

encroacbment; but Defendant.refosed to do so,

50. Defendaat's encroachments have damaged. _Pbdntifrs property and bas

interfered with Ph~iintiff s "enjoyment of'thar property.

51. The foregomg ~~tS by Defendant eonstitute . a trespass, Accor:dingly,

Plaintiff is entiUed toactnal or nomtnel damages s . and. to disgorgement of Defendaat's preflts attrihutable; to t:hette;sPRss~ in .. an an'KHllli to. be determined attrial,

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PRAYER .FOR. RELIEIi'

WHEREFOREJP1aintiff prays, forthe foUowingrelief:

1. • "Tha:t Deiendan,t,alQ:n.g. wi th its respective agents, employers, employees,

?lttqrneys andthose persons in,f!Ctive;,e,onCicrt or participation with it, b.elemporari1y;,

. ptelimrnarUy and peananentlyenjoined from reproducing; dislrlbl,lting". providing access to, offering for sale.and prepari,ng deriv,ative works ,in violationcf PlainiitT s exclusi verights in the recording cf'tbe Event;·

2" 111.at Defen~i:Ult be requiredto return'all ururu;fhmiz.edre\:lordlngsofllTe

Evem to Plaintiff and certify that it nas;no unauthorized recordings in its possession;

3, . That Defendant be required to pay such damages ss'Plaintiffhas sustained

as aresUft.ofDef,e.ndant·s. conduct and to aeceunt fur all said gains, profits and advantages derived. by Defendant; or inthe alternative statutory (lncJud,fug·enh~e.4 statlltD;ry cfam~.ges for ,Dete~dant~s willful copyright infringement); damages, as the Court snail appear proper within theprovisions of the Copyri~fAct, .and damagespursuant.tc DefendanCs',conduct with respect 'to their trespass QntoPlai~tlfrspremises;

li. ~:t Defendants be required to pay Plaintiffs reascnableeosts, ~nd,udm~

.an award of reasonable attorney I' s fees in cmm.ection with, this action; and

Dated,; New YC!tk, New York December l8,~,20:Q9

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SEYFARTI:i'SHA \\f 1,LP-

~Afd_

SE,YFARTH.sHAW LLP "

131 South :OearbomStroot~ SuIte, 2400, C:bi.ca:gQ~ Illinois 60003

'[el~phone; (3l2) 460-.59S{5

Dmialrl ])u1:l:Q, Esq. (DD~l)069) .SEYFARTH SHAW"LLp

620 Bigbth Av,el1'ue,

New YQtk~ New'York_10018~14,05 Telep,fl:e,ne; (212) 2" i 8~5500

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VERIFICATION

STATE OF NEW YORK .)

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COUNTY OF NEW' YORK )

J", Donald. R.: Drum Jr. t state thatl am the an. attorney for plaintiff, Nygard InternatiQmd

Partnership ('''Plaintiff't) and am anthori •. to make' this. Verification on behalf of Phri:ntift The

.. ~tatemel1;t$ ~etforth in the fore.going Verifled Cempiaint are true and cerrect t·o the best of my knowledge. andbelief CI~ the 'basis' o.fthe itfformatfoon suppHed. to me. [make this Verifkaiionfor

1 declare under penalty of' perjury that the foregoing Is true and correct

Dated: New York, New York December 18" '2(l09

Donald'R .. Dunn JI:.