HLG Successfully Settles Another Jewelry Copyright Case
/ January 01, 2012
Two weeks before trial, Eyal R.D. Corp., a diamond jewelry company, retained HLG to try a federal copyright case against Jewelex New York Ltd., Inc. in the Southern District of New York.
Eyal created and copyrighted a ring design using alternating princess-cut and baguette-cut diamonds in a channel setting, known as the Prinuette ring. Eyal alleged that Jewelex was importing and selling knock-offs of Eyal's Prinuette ring. Jewelex claimed that Eyal's ring was not copyrightable, its registration was invalid and that its ring was independently created in India.
On the morning set for jury selection, the parties entered into a consent decree whereby Jewelex agreed not to contest that Eyal is the owner of a valid copyright and to stop selling princess/baguette-cut rings. Other terms of the settlement are confidential.