Jeweler Says Nordstrom Infringing Copyrighted Earrings

Law360, New York (January 26, 2016, 8:22 PM EST) -- A Rhode Island costume jewelry company sued retail giant Nordstrom Inc. on Monday for allegedly selling copyright-infringing earrings in its stores.

Elizabeth Cole Jewelry LLC claims that the 323-store retailer is selling three different types of dangling earrings that are “direct copies” of the company’s “Henning” earring and “Strieker” earring.

“Elizabeth Cole in 2014 discovered that Nordstrom was advertising and selling earrings that appeared to be virtually identical, direct copies of its Henning design and/or Strieker design earrings,” the suit claims.

“The infringing earrings advertised and sold by Nordstrom embody all of the distinctive and creative elements of the Elizabeth Cole...

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