The Florida Record May 24, 2016, 2:05pm


MIAMI – A Miami-based professional photographer alleges a clothing brand also based in the city used his photographs without his permission.

Jose R. Molina filed a complaint on April 25 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Miami Division against HS Consulting Group Inc., doing business as Civilized Nations; I am Civilized LLC; Alex D. Garcia; and Vivian Bonet Rubio alleging copyright infringement.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he has suffered and will continue to suffer irreparable harm until a decision is rendered in his favor. The plaintiff holds HS Consulting Group Inc., I am Civilized LLC, Garcia and Bonet Rubio responsible because the defendants allegedly distributed and published his copyrighted works to its subcontractors, publicists, subsidiaries, outlets and placed them on the internet without his permission.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks injunctive relief restraining defendants from using his photographs, compensation for all damages, all costs of this action, reasonable attorney’s fees and such other and further relief as is just. He is represented by John B. Ostrow of John B. Ostrow PA in Miami.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Miami Division Case number 1:16-cv-21462

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