Casetify blatantly copied dbrand's Teardown phone case designs, evidenced by Easter egg phrases left behind that reference dbrand and JerryRigEverything's jokes and symbols. Through investigation and testing, it was determined Casetify stole and reproduced the 10,000+ hours of work put into Teardown cases rather than developing their own alternative properly. In response to this theft of intellectual property dbrand and JerryRigEverything have jointly filed a multi-million dollar federal copyright infringement lawsuit against Casetify.
dbrand and JerryRigEverything jointly sue Casetify for copying their distinctive Teardown phone cases
😡 Casetify stole dbrand's Teardown phone case design showing realistic phone internals. This was discovered when dbrand noticed Casetify's competing "Inside Out" line.
😮 Casetify's stolen cases still contained Easter egg phrases that were references to inside jokes by dbrand and JerryRigEverything, like "Glass is glass and glass breaks".
🕵️♂️ Investigation proved Casetify stole and reused Teardown case designs rather than developing authentic alternatives. For example, batteries had watt hours that matched Teardown's cases, not real phones.
📝 Tests matching up dbrand's MacBook Teardown case and Casetify's case proved the theft. Casetify's “Inside Out” line simply reused and failed to hide dbrand’s original Teardown designs and Easter eggs.
💰 Given the blatant theft, dbrand and JerryRigEverything have filed a multimillion dollar federal copyright infringement lawsuit against Casetify in response.
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