Lawsuits Waiting to Happen?

There are several makers on Etsy who “upcycle” designer buttons into necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and market the jewelry as “designer-inspired.” These makers should take notice of this complaint recently filed in a Georgia court addressing Chanel’s claims of trademark infringement against one such jewelry maker.

This Etsy seller making imitation Hermes bags from recycled plastic might want to rethink her green product line, before it costs more green than she bargained for.


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