Adwar Casting Sues Unique Settings

On Aug. 2, Adwar Casting added additional claims to its copyright infringement lawsuit against Unique Settings of New York, initially filed last April. The complaint, which seeks $13 million in damages, claims Unique Settings is infringing on Adwar’s designs. It also charges that Unique obtained the exclusive account number and password issued to an Adwar customer to access Adwar’s newest and exclusive styles and then copy designs.

Unique Settings strongly denied the charges, calling them “baseless.” Mel Anda, president and CEO of Unique Settings of New York, said in a statement that the company is filing a counterclaim, seeking a declaratory judgment that the copyright registrations in question are “invalid and unenforceable.”