CASE CLOSED: Taylor Swift dodged a bullet in court. The copyright infringement case brought against the Grammy Award-winning musician is officially closed, capping more than a year of legal back-and-forth in court.
A judge in the Central District of California officially dismissed the case Monday after Swift, who was named as one of the defendants in the case, and Lucky 13 reached a settlement agreement.
Lucky 13 brought a lawsuit against Swift and several companies tied to her, including Taylor Nation LLC and American Greetings Corp., in May 2014. The complaint against Swift alleged trademark infringement, among other things.
Costa Mesa, Calif.-based Lucky 13 is an apparel company founded in 1991 that sells edgy, rockabilly-inspired men’s and women’s clothing and accessories.
The source of the lawsuit came from Swift’s use of the term “Lucky 13” around 2012, which the company argued she should have obtained a license to use. Lucky 13 sought lost profits, damages and attorney’s fees as a result of the alleged infringement.
The case, had it not been settled, would have gone to trial Jan. 19.