Sterling Jewelers v. GoldStar Jewellery

Sterling Jewelers v. GoldStar Jewellery Complaint


Sterling Jewelry had an exclusive license agreement with the company for which Jane Seymour designed the Open Hearts jewelry design as a work-for-hire. Sterling has been marketing and selling the Open Hearts design since April 2008.

Sterling claims that GoldStar intentionally copied the design in an effort to ride on the coattails of its highly successful Open Hearts jewelry campaign. Sterling further claims that the intentional copy is a derivative work and thus infringes Sterling's original Open Hearts line.

Sterling asks the court for an injunction to enjoin GoldStar from "further copying, reproducing, or distributing the copyrighted designs."

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Reference Info:Pleadings | Federal, 2nd Circuit, New York | United States

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