Walmart Stores Inc vs. Samara Brothers Inc: Case Review
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Review Case 8.1: Walmart Stores, Inc. v. Samara Brothers, Inc.
Summarize the facts associated with Walmart Stores, Inc. v. Samara Brothers, Inc.
Samara Brothers, Inc., the respondent in this case is an organization that designs and manufactures children's clothing. Samara Brothers, Inc., focal products focus on spring or summer one-piece seersucker clothing decorated with appliques of hearts, flowers, fruits and other stuff to attract children. In addition, there are a number of other chain stores, such as JCPenney that sell this line of outfits under contract with Samara Brothers, Inc.(Vana, 2012), on the other hand, we have the petitioner Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., described as the nation's paramount known retailers, which deals in among other products children's clothing (Vana, 2013). This organization, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., contracted with one of its suppliers in 1995, Judy-Philippine, Inc., to manufacture a variety of children's clothing for sale during the 1996 spring/summer time.
In order for Wal-Mart and Judy-Philippine to honor their deal, Wal-Mart sent photographs of several costumes from Samara's line of products to Judy-Philippine, on which Judy-Philippine outfits were to be based (Vana, 2013). However, Judy-Philippine accordingly copied, with only minor alterations 16 of Samara's clothing's many of which had copyrighted elements. In addition, Wal-Mart sold the products in 1996 generating more than 1.15 million dollars in gross profits (Vana, 2013). In the same