Kristin Cavallari hit with copyright infringement lawsuit over jewelry design
The former ‘The Hills’ star is being sued by a jeweler named Rachel Beth Katz for allegedly stealing the latter’s Diamond Dagger Ring and Diamond Dagger Cuff designs.
Kristin Cavallari got caught up in legal trouble. The former star of “The hillsallegedly faced a copyright infringement lawsuit over her Uncommon James jewelry design.
Suing Cavallari and her brand is Rachel Beth Katz. Court documents obtained by Radar Online read, “[Katz] has designed and offered for sale two distinctive jewels, which are his “Diamond Dagger Ring” and his “Diamond Dagger Cuff”. He added: “These pieces use his ‘dagger style’ of jewelry design, which constitute the designs protected by [Katz’s] trademarks and copyrights.”
Katz went on to note that Cavallari is a “reality TV personality who uses her celebrity image” to sell her merchandise, including jewelry. According to Katz, Cavallari’s pieces are “so poorly made that they have earned an unenviable overall ‘Two Star’ rating on Yelp.com from customers complaining about the unacceptable quality of their jewelry and the customer service provided. at their Los Angeles location.”
Stating that she visited an Uncommon James store in Chicago on January 24, 2021, Katz revealed that she immediately noticed that the pieces sold in the store were “identical or substantially similar to [her] Protected and Registered Designs.” She alleged that the TV personality was selling the “Paradise Bracelet” which is substantially similar to her Diamond Dagger Cuff.
Additionally, the ex-wife of cutler jay would sell the “Sunset Ring” which she says is similar to her Diamond Dagger ring. Among the celebrities to wear the jewelry were Taylor Swift, Charlize Theron, Kate Hudson, Jada Pinkett Smith, Emma Stone and Heidi Klum. Meanwhile, Scarlett Johansson and Amber Heard once shook the Diamond Dagger Cuff.
Katz claimed she sent Cavallari a letter in March last year, but the 35-year-old MTV alum ignored it. She later filed a lawsuit against the mother-of-three for ‘unspecified damages plus a cut in profits. [she] made from the alleged counterfeit parts.”
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