LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles-based jewelry maker alleges a pendant was copied by a Kansas City company.

L.A. Gem & Jewelry Design Inc. filed a complaint on Oct. 4 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Hallmark Retail LLC and Does 1 through 10 alleging copyright infringement.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that it created the Love Grows jewelry collection in 2010 with various design changes in the following years, all of which are registered with the U.S. Copyright Office.

The plaintiff holds Hallmark Retail LLC and Does 1 through 10 responsible because the defendant allegedly distributes necklaces that are infringing copies of the plaintiff's collection.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks enjoin the defendant from further infringing plaintiff's designs, actual damages, statutory damages, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. It is represented by Milord A. Keshishian and Christina Thompson of Milord & Associates PC in Los Angeles.

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 2:16-cv-07445-AB-AJW

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