QVC vendor Kenneth Jay Lane is being sued by Bulgari, which alleges that its high-end jewelry designs are being unlawfully copied.
Bulgari, which is headquartered in Rome, filed a lawsuit accusing Kenneth Jay Lane of copyright infringement, design patent infringement and unfair competition, according to Bloomberg News. The action was filed in federal court in Manhattan, and is seeking an injunction to bar Kenneth Kay Lane from selling the baubles that Bulgari claims were copied.
Bloomberg quoted from the complaint, which said, “Bulgari’s jewelry items consist of distinctive and original designs, including design elements and features that have become synonymous with Bulgari in the eyes of the public, consumers and the luxury goods industry.”
Of course, we don’t if any of the items that Kenneth Jay Lanes does for QVC fall under the accusations in the suit, or if it applies the merchandise the fashion jewelry company sells at retail.