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3Jn the 'mlniteb $tates ilBiS'trict ([ourt for the Qfastern 11Bistrict of J)ennS'pluania
Richard C. Ackourey, Jr., d/b/a Graphic Styles/Styles International LLC 775 Second Street Pike, Suite 3R, Southampton, Pennsylvania 18966

Plaintiff,
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COMPLAINT E.O,~.~ Plaintiff business as his Richard ~

PYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT Jr. , ("Ackourey") LLC hls by
. .

~ Ackourey,

doing and

GraPhiC~les/StYleS counsel
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International, knowledge as to the as as to
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through and on

In personal b e Ld e f hereby

own actions capab i Li t i e s

lnforma~~and ~~

ac t i.ons ,
follows:

and motlvatio~

a: NATURE A~'J!HE
Ri Ch~~. In~~alional

others, CASE Ackourey. LLC,

alleges

1.

Jr.. this fees

d/b/a action arising of

Graph, c to

Styles/Styles damages, willful registered and graphic clothlng Defendants

brings

recover from the

~enses, ~1nfringement

and by on

attorney

Defendants, valuable of men's artistic and

Plaintiffs' drawings women's relief

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copyrights representations styles, and

fashion against

to

obtain

injunctive

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to

cease any

and desist further

their unlawful

infringement copying

and to and

preven~em of

from

infringe~~

Plaintiffs' 2. In violation

copyrights. of the
Copy r i.qh t;

Act,

17

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501,

et

seq.,
website,
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Defendants at least

reproduced 22 separate styles any

and displayed drawings dire@) or title, drawings ~~n'

~helr

company

s and women' s from copyrighted from in

fashion stylebooks,

clothing

copied

without -the

authoriz~n all ~ ~

permission and interest and and use

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plaintiff all despite against stated
THE 3.

owner of covering

copyrights express

stylebooksprohibitions prominently

COpyrig:lit~estrictions
~

.i.nfri.nqernen t in the stYl~~.

unauthorized

PARTIES

Richard

C.

AC~~'

Jr.,

is and

an is

individnal the LLC. sale

residing member

in of

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Southampto~~nnSY1Vania, Graphic all ti~ ~s/StYleS right,

International interest,

Mr. Ackourey and subsidiary the and

owns and

ownership, rights in the

int~~tual ~stered ~~presentations
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property copyrights of

all

federally graphic clothing transmitted

covering men's and

drawings

women's displayed,

fashion and

styles

that

Defendants website,

copied,

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on Defendants'

Mevana.com.

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4.

Graphic is of

Styles/Styles liability located

International, corporation at 775 Second

LLC ("Graphic with its

St~")

a limited business

prinCiP~ce Pike, _I~e Sty l:/?~e:eloPs, c.on t.a i.ni.nq of the of men r
S

Street

3R,

Southampton, produces, copyrighted
8 a00

Penns y1vani a sells, drawings and

1096 6.

Graphic

distributes graphic styles

stYle~~~ repre~tions a@jcenses ~resentations ~tYleS for catalogs,

and

and women's fashion copyrighted drawings

clothing and

use of men r
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graphic

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arid

women's such

fashion as

Cloth~

promotional placards

pr opo s e s and other
5.

WebSiteS'1);iJthcnes, medciaQ
I

advertising

Defendant at 1061

~ Mevana FaShi~(MeVana) Smith Ma~~Ulevard' the

is

a business Orange, of

located

west business

New Jersey custom at on its its

07052.

Mevana 1. R~. g<l.ged in s retai~~arel ~9.com, and and at throughout for

selling

tailored " = a website

men and

women, online made hosts and

through Fashion

fittings Shows it

business~isesf Ph1lad~la, Sta~
6.

throughout the United

Pennsylvania

,~ndant

Ken and

Lakhiani does

(Mr.

Lakhiani), as, operates,

is

the or

owner

of

~'!ii:~ana,
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business

otherwise to

controls direct

Mevana. or

Mr. Lakhiani the

had the

right

and ability and

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control

wrongful

conduct

copyright in this

infringement

("infringing

acti V1ties")

alleged

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Complaint, infringing that

did

in

fact and

direct derived

and

control

Defen~~s' beneftlJ~rom

activities, conduct

financial infringement.~

wrongful

and copyright

JURISDICTION 7.

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has subject matter use Jurisdiction and ~~ Plaintiffs' infringement unauthorized

This claims

court for to

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pursuant
VENUE

17 U.S.C. § 501.

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8.

Venue lies
(a).

in

this

court

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S. Graphic

coP~t

§§

1391 and

140C

FACTS COMMON TO ALL CLAIMS g'1:iE 9.

COPYRIGHTED STYLEBOOKS

From about also known ,

the as

1950'S~1 G~~

~

2000,

Fashions

Inc.,

Fas h i ons prepared,

International and for published

("Graphic c l o t hi.nq and

Fashions") stylebooks " = a

cre~~, ann~ the or

sem,-annually clothing

use by tailors

manufactur~~ material" 10.

custom

industry

("preexisting

0'-'

tJf:y
published drawiogs fashion topcoats, Graphic by Graphic and Fashions contained 160 of

Each S~bOOk to

r.tJ~

artistic

graphic styles:

representations suits, jackets,

~'s ~~ousers,
~~
MICHAEL

and women's vests, that

clothing tuxedos, Fashions

pocket

details,

and

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measurements Graphic industry

had created. the and custom value clothing of the

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Fashions for the

was known throughout exceptional quality

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artistic stylebooks. industry other its 12.
8 a00

drawings Its and

and of

graphic fashion

representations styles or or are

i~ts the any who was

images not

UniqUe~

were except

distributed Fashions

availabl~~m Plain~~

source

Graphic

©~

exclusive

licensee

and copyright its

aSSign~ compilations which protects

Graphic under all the

Fashions the

registered Act,

stYlebO~as
~,

Copyright

11 U.S.c.

images in the Fashions.

stylebook

fr~nfringement. the Phila., one copyright PA", on or more

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Graphic notice, the

displayed

in ~~t~tYlebOOks Inc.

"© Copy r i.qht , GraPhl~~hlons

left-hand style 5,

margin

of

0

e@ ~

page

containing

clothing 14.

draWing.~ 20~~raPhic the

On January Plaintiff the

Fashions exclusive all create copies rights,

expressly for the

granted life of

in wri ~J~'

COpyrightsG~)1reproduce F~~lls, and transmit also to

copyrighted derivatives of , to its

works owned by of, display, works. in

" = a

Graphic

distribu~nd GraPhi~shions der~~e
15.

copyrighted all

assigned
us i

Plaintiff copyrighted expressly title,

rights

works created
3,2007,

nq the Fashions entire

works. assigned interest, property to Graphic and the to

~JUlY

Graphic "the

~~aintiff
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in and

wnting all to"

right,

ownership rights Fashions, in

subsidiary all but

and

intellectual registered to

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copyrights not limited

"including

copyrights

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right

to

secure

registered

copyrights

therein name as

and

t~ny

resulting the right

registrations to or or secure copyright foreign to

in Assignee's renewals, and

Claimaeand

extensions in the

copyright of in
8 a00

registrations country the as well

tfJ!~
s in

Of~

such States
[SlC]
I

America action for for

as ~choses

relating damages, any
.n

[Graphic

Fa~~

copyrights] equity

claims law,

profits,

and cos~th of ~e ~

and

infringement

[Graphic

Fashion's

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copyrights]
16.

In

1999

Graphic the Styles
I

Fashi on;tcp Graphi6: ~yles ~ fo~asons

ared, Fashions 1999 of

publ i shed, International 2000 for
I

and

distributed Stylebook,
St.y Leboo k")

and

("99-00 men's
I

cont~~ far1~~

220 images clothing

drawings suits

and

women's

styles:

jackets

trousers, " = a

ves~~opcoats, of which i. e., registered Graphic

tuxedos,

pocket

details,

and earlier had the 99-00

measuremen~~nY preexist~~aterial' PUbllS~ coP~t and Act.

were selected stylebooks as

from the

Graphic

Fashions under the

compilations registered copyright AI. are

Fashions under

~<Ij;'fk¥u~ beebrOOkTXas S~037c:m12p4il. ation ,,~{fj;~:b'
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registration The copyright and

(Exhibit in the preexisting

protections are herein

material

undisturbed

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independently

enforced

and damages independently

pursued.

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17.

The flrst copyrlght The margin

page of the notice. of the

99-00

Stylebook

prominently

car~ ~

a

18.

left-hand notice, in U.S.A.". prepared,

page

in

each

style~

6'JJ

~lSO

carried Inc. 19. In

a copyright Litho

Copyright,

Grap~~~shlons

Phila.

©©r
published, ~~tributed of the Seasons StY1eb~~est 20~ ~005 men's

2005 Plaintiff Styles Spring 220 clothing tuxedos, were i. e.,

Graphic
8 a00

International and images styles: pocket Summer of

through containing fashion topcoats, of which

Stylebook"), and women's vests, many

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drawin~for sui ~ ackets, and the Graphic

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trousers, measurements,

selec~from stYl~~S

oQ

df~ilS'

earlier Fashions the as

p r ee x i s t i nq had published Act.

material, and

registered

as~mpilations the registration in are herein pursued. prepared, International the 2005

under Stylebook number

Copyright a

Plaintiff " = a under

regiS~~ COpyri~ ~.)tections and,'

compilation The are and

TX 6-956-665. material enforced

copyright

preexisting independently

undl·stur£Y~ ~

dama~dependent1Y 20. ~ In@iG06 Plaintiff ~PhiC Styles ("2006 " men's

published, Stylebook,

and

distributed Best of of

the Seasons

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Stylebook"), ,',',' and women's

containing clothing

367 images designs: pocket suits,

drawings jackets, and

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for

trousers,

vests,

topcoats,

tuxedos,

details,

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measurements, Fashions the as

selected

from

earlier

stylebooks

G:f:a~iC

had published Act.

and registered registered

as· compi Lat.i,,ont-?~Ynjder .. ~ . the 2006~lebOOk TX 6preexlstlng independently

Copyright

Plaintiff

a compilation The are

under copyright

copyright

registrabon~: in h~ ~

956-762. material
8 a00

protections and are pu~ 2~

undisturbed

enforced 21. The first

and damages independently page of both the

Stylebook that:

and

2006

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Stylebook

prominently

diSPlaye~t~statement

22.

The images ,found j n the StYlJ~ternat j on,al Stylebook may not be reproduced in a~>1:orm or by any means graphic, electronic, oro ~anical, including photo copying or information ~,ge and retrieval systems wi thout the expressed ~'ten consent and pe rmi ss i on of the copyright hOld?~ The first ~age Of~Y2D06 Stylebook also has a message from Plalntlff: .~~

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I encourage y~~o use this book to enhance your business, ho'tC',~, please do it legally Any unlawful use~, ,r violation of the copyright laws for these iI, lu~tions will be prosecuted to the fullest extent o~~~ law. 23. The car~a ~
~~FENDAmS'

mac~n

of

the

left-hand notice,

page

in

each

stylebook Graphic

also

copyright Phila., PA".

Copyright,

Fashions

INFRINGEMENT

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MICHAEL

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On

or

about the

June 99-00

7,

1989,

Defendants from Graphic

pre-ordered Fashions'

for offlce

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purchase

Stylebook

in Pennsylvania,

paying

by cash.

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25.

Beginning

in

approximately the date n

June of

of

2009 and this

continui~ com~~t"

to

approximately

filing

::::::::::e
styles other
8 a00

1:is:21o :::ge: were copied

s:::in:e::~ from the

sW:::
99-00 ~ @)tic P~d

i ::~~:~::::

©~

that

S~~OOk'

andlor

of Plaintiff's did to not

Stylebooks. attribute but the drawings the artistic as

26.

Defendants belonging

Plaintiff,

off

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drawings
27.

as original
1

to Defend~~ purpos~n pag~ of creating and transmitting was and to use

Defendants the

specific web

infringing

Mevana. com to attract and

Plaintiffs' purchasers CIO ..thing copyrighted " = a business COpyrigh~ Fashio~ad
28.

~ COpyrighte~aWingS for styles t~ ~_;~n ~cific in to tion that the

secure fashion of the the the

men' s

women's use

.i.maqe s . Defendants'

d~~~S and ~Jeputa
~o

solicit of

sales

and was a

promote use nor of

Defendants

works permitted Mr.

neither

Plaintiff to make. the drawings of

Graphic

Defendants knew that stylebook protected them

Def~t ~ntiff'

Lakhiani

taken himself that

from and he

s copyrighted Mevana, not lawfully copyright were

on behalf by

~~:fendant
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copyright, express Defendants of the

could

copy owner,

without the owner

permission had never images, to

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and that the

authorizatlon

from

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use, Mr.

copy, Lakhiani

display, had

and copied

transmit and

the

images

that

Def~nt

displayed

on Mevana. com. .~, ~~~Q.

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COUNT ONE . COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT -17 D. S . C. 29. Plaintiff incorporates the prior

§ 501,

paragraphs

b~ference.

30.

Plaintiff registered

is

the

sole

owner by

recordet<tb~gnment
~~OOkS

of

all

copyrights and distributed
copyrighted those the

covering
by images

prepared, Inc.,
representations

8 a00

published,
all of the in

Gra~~Shions,
~ visual

and

3;= =

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displayed 31. Plaintiff covering and all

stYlebooks.~ sole owne~f

is the of

preeXistJ~'aterials,

oQ

the

registered the images 99-00

copyrights Stylebook, and visual

the ~~pyrighted di~yed in of and that

representations 32. Defendants' drawings of

stylebook. 22 images styles display copyrights and the showing from on

cop~ ~

approximately
S

" = a

women r

fashion

clothing and their

Plaintiff'~Opyrighted Mevana that co~:tt ~ Cy~ A~ infringed one protection.s following:
TX

stylebook, each or in more the
TX

of of

the the

compilation 22 images, material 805,
TX

m~ect

preexisting 1 714
TX

including 053 310, A

A 440204,
A

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2-611-019,
TX

591921,
TX

5-037-124,
A

2 902
TX TX

726, 821-

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TX

731-329,
TX

5-253-538,
TX

4-621-545, 266,
TX

451646, 566,

050,

6- 956-655,

2

353

2

150

1-269-

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970, 479,

TX 3

22.9

071,

TX 1

838

271,

TX 4-831-173,

TX ~09 2

A 900783,

TX 1-378-891,

TX 539-997,

TX 3 446-81©~X

33.

2.40 703. Defendants disregard the several

acted of

with

willful

blindness

to

an~,?}?~:l~~reCkless ~~~
.i nc Lud i n q

Plaintiffs' copyright

registered notices

copyrwsl

accompany~he

images,

and

8 a00

the copyright notices displayed at ~beginning
stylebook.

of ths

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34.

Defendants'

unabashed

theft

o~laintiffs'

4

copyrlghted

images;
distribution their Plaintiff

their
of

purposeful~lay,
the new i~~ed copy:,r::~ed a~omplete images

transmissi on,
on Mevana. com, d i r ec t Ly

and
and from

purchasing that

~

stylebooks copyright

p r orru.nen t,

warnings,

further
" = a

show

~~llfulness

of

Defendants' copyright

35. ::fr~ng:::~~~
liable U.S.C. 36. Pla~f ~al ~~laintiff ~01. is entltled

their wrongful conduct, Defendants are
for copyright infringement under 17

to its

recover, established

under

17 U.S.C. fees for

§ 504(b),

damages

for

individual

~lustrations
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of up to One Thousand, Eight Hundred and
(.$1, 850.00) Dollars and yearly for renewal copying fees and of up to

Fifty Six

Dollars Hundred

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publishing, attributable 37. In the
17

and

any

of

Defendants' infringement. claim

profits

to Defendants'

alternative, U.S.C.

Plaintiffs

under and

§504 (c) for

copyright

infringement

of

copyrighted works.
8 a00

38.

Defendants' meaning actual of or

infringement the statutory

has

within Court's be award

the of in

enhanced

39.

Plaintiff expenses

is also

its attorney including §505 and its other

fees and costs of

investigation doctrlnes.

equitable

WHEREFORE, follows: A.

judgment

against

Defendants

as

enter judgment against Defendants that: have federally 501. ii. Defendants reputation have and otherwise business of injured the business by their willfully infringed Plaintiff's
§

registered

copyrights

under 17 U.S.C.

Plaintiff

acts and conduct set forth in thlS Complaint.

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B.

Defendants actual, and

shall

pay

Plaintiff's damages, and

general, disgorge ~er

sp~l, #ts 11

statutory to

attributable

Defendants'
r

infringement, the alternat~~ §~4

u. s. c.
statutory

§

504 (bl

or under

in

<enhanced (c) (2), Plaintiff's for

damages willful

17

U.S.C.

Defendants'
8 a00

infringemen~f

copyrights. C. Defendants in shall pay this Defendan~ attordil~ees. ~~ and desist Plainti~or a~

@j
his Plaintiffs

costs

incurred costs of and

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prosecuting

investigating his D. reasonable shall

Willful

infringement,

Defendants use, in

immediately or

from all

copying, O~dUCing, any fo~~'lluding

displaying electronically, works, drawings, the

transmitting of

any and all and images. of

Plaintiff~yrighted " = a E. Plain~claims 200~~lebook a~mpilation

damages

for

infringement the

the as

as a compilation, and independently

2006 stylebook for the

copyright

f!1
~~

©~ections The Court

in the preexisting shall relief grant as is Just

material. such other and

Plaintiff

additional

and proper.

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JURy

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hereby

demands

trial

by

jury

on all

issues

~le

to a jury. ~ ©qj~
DATED:

June 25, 2012

LAW OFFICES

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MICHAEL. BROOKS~. ~~YRE Jlf.{/,n,,:? ,d.S!!t,~ ~ (!;f

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One Hundred Ten
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ASSXGNMENT

AGREE'MENT made by and between [Graphic Fashions, Inc. and Vi~rua Garner, wife of the late John Garner], having an address of 615 Laurel Lake Dr~ A:219, Columbus, NC 28722 (hereinafter called "Assignor")

end Richard c.~rey,
4,

Jr., having a principal place of business at 2423 Susquehanna Road, Suit ~~ Roslyn, FA 19001 (hereinafter called "Assignee"). ~ ~~

WHEREAS, the late John Gamer had prepared, certain materials

('e'd10J; developed
Registrations. and his company;

or works .. some of which are covered by th~~ght (

shown in lj,d,ibit-A

heret1 which were exclusively licens~Yhim

.,

Graphic Fashions, Inc. to Assignee by letter dated Janua~, (hereinafter ~he"Work");
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. 0

.2003,attached as Exhibit B

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desires to tra~~~. the entire ownership

int~~lectual property, including but not li~J'l Assignee, IT IS THEREFORE agr~cen 1. Assignor hereq~ants, and ass~the pr~~rty ~

V

of all

the copyright

in the Work, to

Assignor and Assignee as follows:
transfers, assigns, and conveys to entire title, right, interest, ownership and all

Asmgnee, its successors subsidiary

and intellectual

rights in and to the

Wort,

including

but not

Iimited to copyrights an~ight any resulting: renewals,

to secure copyright registrations therein and to
Assignee's name as claimant, and the right to secure

registra.g8Jlht

and exte~Of

any such copyright

or copyright

registrations

in the

United States o~::\c. sald Work, ~
in£rjnge~Of

or foreign country as well as all choses inaction relating to

for damages, profits and costs, both in equi1:y and law, for any
said Work. -1-

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2. maintained

Whether the copyright

in the Work shall be preserved

and ~

or registered

:in the United States of America Or

any foreign country~,
~
ASS~t,

be the sale discretion 3.

of Assignee.

. Assignor agrees that, as a result of this Copyright property

it

will retain no rights in and to the intellectual trademark reproduce,
,

in the Work, in~hg: to

and trade dress protection yrepal'e derivative

and capyl'ight in the Work; th~
~~.

works based upon the copyrig

i, ~ Work, or to
the

distribute Work.-

by sale, by rental, J ease rueby other transfer 01 ow! ~);
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,~or top display
the followtng

·4. Assignee: (a)

Assignor hereby warrants and rep~hts
~.

to

To the best of A"SignOr/eok~~ge

and belief, Assignor is the free of all liens, claims and to assign. the copyright i the Work

exclusive and sole owner (If the copyright ~~ork, encumbrances; w.thout party, and Assignor has the abso~~ight

seeking the approval of any. ~ty There are no actions at lav:~~
0:1'

and without payment to any third or "ti".reatened by or against Assignor's

equity pending

Assignor by reason of its
copyright in the Work. (b)

an~~arty's ~

use of the Work or challengmg

Tv tlt~~
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of Assignor's knowl€:J.ge and b~lief, the Work is

original with A5Signgr-.~ ~ (c) ~le

best of assignor's

knowledge and belief, Assignor is not

restricted or pl'©~ed
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from entering into this Copyright

Assignment
as is necessary to

Assignor agrees to take all action and cooperate

protect ~pYrightability
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of the Work and future agrees to execute any documents

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that might be necessary to perfect Assignee's ownership of copyright and other intellectual property 6. including any copyright registrations in the Work.

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All terms of this Agreement are applicable to any portio~~rt

of the Work, as well as the Work in its entirely.
7. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement b~n

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the

parties hereto and supersedes

any prior oral or written agreE~m~I'1~O~~:rsta:nding

between the parties as to ownership of intellectual propertyri,~~~~Udil1g

trademark and trade press :!JTotection and copy tight in the W~~d
shall be-valid unless signed by both parties. _ .. 8. Pennsylvania, IN WITNESS 'iffiEREOF parties have hereunder Ex, outed: _-4~_ set their ha.nds. and in!en~O ~ '~\

no modification
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the laws of the state of

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"(g? o~'e€!::p»: Fall

1980-wlnter 1981 issue.

Graphic Fashions, Inc., empl0yer for hire.

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Title:
Additional Infonnatlon: Note;

Claimant: ,..acGmphlc Fashions, Inc, TX 1-662-171 25Sep8S; fal'o85~ter Fashions International ~

r![::f

86. DCI.. 1985;

PUB lSJunB5;

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87, DCR 1986; PUB 1lun86i

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Cleirrtant:

* acGr~pntc F,,~fH~~I Inc.

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TX 731-'329~~)81; TX 82i:'O\J'5DeC~1;
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If'i'f:y

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unknown, Description based on: Fa I 1980-winter 1981 lssue. GI'aphlc Fash10ns, rnc., employer for hire.

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Fashions, Inc.
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CJllimant:

., acGr-!lphlc F~shjofls, {nco rx 2-240-703 19JanS8;sprlng-5ummer88 .. OCR 1988; PUS 2Jan88;

Title:
A,~dft1(J nOli Inr·Jrlnati on: Note~

fashions International
Frequel1CY

unknown.

Description

based on: Fall 1980"wintet' 89. OCR 1988; . -•

198~ ~

,

Claimant;

'" acGriOlphlc Fashions, Inc. TX 2-31;3-266 13Ju18S; fall Sa-winter .... al

PU8~1JUJ!Y
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Inf"rmation:
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. Frequency
II<

unknown, Description acGro:lphlc Fashions, Inc,

-

based on: Fa1l19!1 . ,. Il+ter 1981 Issue. 99. bC~~' PUB 2JanE:l9;

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rA~

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baS~d o'~aIl1980-wll1ter

1981 Issue.

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Fashions International

0

89-W)E? ~ Q

,

,Dcrl 19a~; PUB LJun89;

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on: Fell 1980-wlnter 91. DCR 1991; PUB

1981 lssua.

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Title: A.ldit'ional Infc,rmatlon:

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lJan91;

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93, DCR 1992;

Note: Claimant:

191H Issue.

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TX 3-446-8181 9Dec92;

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based

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1981 i~sue.

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sa. ocn--1997; pue lSApr97;

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international

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0

D%crlptlon based 0(1,: Pall 19BO-wlnter 1981 Issue. Fashions, tnc. TX 4-83:1-173 17Sep98: fall 98-wlnter 99. DCF: 1998; pua 15Jun98i
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Mr. Richard C. Ackourey, Jr.
Ackourey Clothiers, [nco 2423 Susquehanna Road, Suite #4 Roslyn. PA 19001 ~

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Permission

to Use Copyrighted

Works of John G.",O[ and/o:

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De.nf Rick:

On behalf of myself and of Graphic Fashions, Inc., I, JoJut:S uner, grant you, Richard C.
Ackourey, Jr., exclusive permission to clothe following with re~t works owned by me and/or by Graphic Fashions, Inc. to wfu~1'()u "Copyrighted Works"):
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to all of the copyrighted have access (hereinafter

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2.

Reproduce the Copyrighted Works;
Prepare derivative Works [1]; Distribute works (hereinafter «D~ve

W.

Works") based upon the Copyrighted

3.

copies of the Copyrighte~

other transfer of ownership, or ~Ptal,
4.
5,

;Yorks of Derivative lease or lending;

Works to the public

by sale or

Display the Copyrighted w~~r Transmit

Derivative Works publicly; and Works,

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the Copyriglfih;l

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Works or Derivative

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