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Tiffany files lawsuit against Costco for selling “counterfeit” engagement rings Friday, 15th February 2013
American retail chain Costco is facing a multi-million dollar lawsuit after an investigation discovered to be selling unauthorized copies of Tiffany brand engagement rings
Tiffany carried out the investigation and subsequently filed the lawsuit after a customer alerted the luxury retailer that Costco was advertising and selling alleged Tiffany engagement rings in a store at Huntington Bay, California.
Yahoo sues Facebook for 10 patent infringements Tuesday, 13th March 2012
Yahoo on Monday opened the floodgates with the first major legal battle amongst social media giants, as it filed to sue Facebook on ten counts of patent infringement. According to Reuters, the lawsuit marks a major escalation of patent litigation, which is already rife amongst other consumer technology giants, most notably Apple Inc, Samsung and Microsoft.
Forever 21 strikes back at blogger Tuesday, 7th June 2011
US retailer has threatened to sue the blogger behind WTForever21.com, accusing her of copyright infringement, trademark infringement, unfair competition and dilution.The blog, which was set up by Rachael Kane just over a year ago, uses lampoons and general satire to poke fun at the chain’s fashion-led pieces.Since gaining attention in the fashion blogosphere last autumn, the blog has gained a cult status, featuring on Huffington Post’s blog roll as well as numerous mentions across fashion websites.According to Kane, Forever 21’s ‘cease and desist’ letter said the blogger had until 10 June to take down the site. With over 333,000 views, Kane told press she is “forced with the painful reality of sinking the community”.