One of our customers spotted this volume knob jewellery in Claire’s Accessories:
Before we waste our time writing them a ton of letters, we thought we’d blog it to find out what you think. We’re hoping Claire’s will be willing to withdraw these pieces, as they really are very similiar to our Volume Brooch:
We’ve been selling our brooch since Spring 2004 (although our new version goes all the way up to 11!).
We’re not the only jewellery designers to be a bit miffed with Claire’s at the moment. Check out the She Draws blog for another current story. One of our favourite illustrators, Gemma Correll, has just set up a Facebook page called Designers and Illustrators Against Plagiarism. Go Gemma!
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