On August 13, 2010, Home Meridian International, Inc. ("HMI") filed suit in the Middle District of North Carolina against Baby's Dream Furniture, Inc. ("Baby's Dream") (Civil Action NO. 1:10-CV-625 (M.D.N.C.). The suit accuses Baby's Dream of secretly obtaining one or more pieces of HMI's distinctive Summer's Evening collection of baby furniture, copying the furniture, and thereafter selling an unlicensed "knockoff." HMI's suit alleges trade dress infringement and unfair competition.
Baby's Dream collection:
HMI's Summer's Evening collection: