A common story: a small specialized company/designer has developed a popular product and next a multinational runs off with this product and design.
In this matter, Creative Matters Inc. is specialized in handmade luxury rugs in wool and silk. This company has discovered that a carpet wholesaler has “borrowed” their pattern (left) for a synthetically produced carpet.
This brutal copying hurts because it concerns a literal copy and inferior materials have been used. Sufficient reason for Creative Matters to grab all the money they have and to start a lawsuit. And with success! This trial has led to a settlement (with without a doubt a nice compensation).