Briana frowned and asked, “What’s going on?”
“Yesterday, MY Corporation released the finished product of the design that was completed last quarter. It sold like hotcakes as soon as it hit the market. However, this morning, it suddenly came to light that there was a case of plagiarism, and RoseShine even sent a lawyer’s letter!”
Melody felt that the RoseShine was just trying to ride on the
popularity. She had seen the design plans from the previous quarter, so it was impossible for them to have copied it!
“Did you send me the clothing design sketches of MY Corporation that were accused of plagiarism? Do you have any photos of the RoseShine’s clothing?”
“No, but RoseShine said that the Rocklin Mall has the clothes that were plagiarized. I am planning to go and see it now.”
Rocklin Mall is not far from MY Corporation. Briana spoke up, “The mall is not open yet, let’s go to the company first and bring the designer accused of plagiarism to my office.”
“What should we do about the news online that said MY Corporation plagiarized?”
“Don’t worry about it for now, as the whole situation hasn’t been
clarified yet. Responding might even backfire and give the other party an advantage.”
Half an hour later, Briana’s office.
Briana looked at the girl opposite her, who had a reserved expression on her face. It was hard to imagine that such a modest girl could create such a flamboyant piece of clothing.
Melody looked at the other person and calmly said, “You don’t have to be nervous. I called you here just to ask you when this outfit was designed and if the original draft has been uploaded to the computer.”
Riley nodded, “Hmm, the initial draft of this clothing was completed on May 3rd, and I immediately uploaded it to the computer, Ms. Joyce, I really didn’t plagiarize!”
“I know, don’t be afraid. As long as you are innocent, I will definitely investigate thoroughly and restore your innocence.”
“Thank you, Ms. Joyce!”
“Well, could you explain the design concept of this garment to me, as well as its source of inspiration?”
Half an hour later, Melody finally finished talking to Riley and started organizing the timeline and Riley’s creative ideas after she left.
Until she finished organizing, Briana didn’t speak up: “It’s about time now, let’s go check out the RoseShine. I really want to see how similar that allegedly plagiarized outfit is to Riley’s design!”
There are only pictures online, and they look about 50-60% similar. If you only rely on looking at photos, it is easy to be misled. However, there are still many details that need to be seen in person.
Melody sent the well–organized manuscript to the manager of the Public Relations Department, and then she got up and left the office
A few minutes later, Briana and Melody walked into Rocklin Mall.
The two of them headed straight for the RoseShine. As soon as they arrived at the entrance, they were stopped by the staff of the RoseShine.
“Ms. Joyce, I’m sorry, but our manager has issued an order that employees from MY Corporation are not allowed to enter our store.”
Melody sneered, “What do you mean by this? Feeling guilty?”
The other party smiled slightly and said, “It should be MY Corporation that should feel guilty. We are just afraid that our other clothing brands will be copied again, so Ms. Joyce, please go back.”
Melody’s face turned pale with anger upon hearing these words, and she coldly retorted, “Don’t spew blood from your mouth!”
“Whether or not you spewed blood while speaking, you know it yourself!”
Melody was infuriated by the mocking attitude of the other party and was about to continue arguing, but she was stopped by Briana.
“Never mind, let’s go back first.”
“Briana, let go of me! I was determined to verbally lash out at her today until she was left speechless!”
However, her strength was no match for Briana’s, and she was directly pulled away from the entrance of RoseShine.
Briana didn’t let go of Melody until they walked far away.
“What were you doing pulling me just now? The people from
RoseShine were so rude! They are just jealous that MY Corporation’s clothes are selling well, so they deliberately created this to gain attention! It makes me so angry!”
Briana remained calm and said. “Didn’t you notice that they came prepared? Since they dared to have people block you at the door and even sent a lawyer’s letter, there might be a follow–up plan. This matter might actually end up in court.”
Melody frowned, her eyes filled with anger.
“The RoseShine was simply shameless!”
Briana patted her shoulder and said slowly, “Alright, let’s go back first. I’ll figure out a way to bring that piece of clothing over.”