CHICAGO — A movie production company is suing numerous foreign website operators and vendors, citing alleged copyright infringement for selling merchandise that infringes on trademarks of a popular film franchise.

Nu Image Inc. filed a complaint on April 18 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against the defendant websites alleging they sell products which contain plaintiff's "Expendables" motion picture designs.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that it was damaged from having its designs copied. The plaintiff holds the defendant websites and vendors, based in China or otherwise foreign jurisdictions, responsible because they allegedly sell unauthorized and unlicensed products that bear plaintiff's designs on their websites.

The plaintiff seeks injunction against the defendants from further using the trademarks, all profits from their sales, damages, actual and statutory damages, court costs and any further relief this court grants. It is represented by Keith A. Vogt of Oak Park.

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Case number 1:17-cv-02918

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