The Fashion Law Exclusive - NYC-based jewelry designer and nominee for this year's CFDA x Swarovski Award for emerging jewelry design, Pamela Love, filed a lawsuit in the Southern District of New York on Friday. The young designer named Opera Accessories, Judy's Accessories, and Paul Han as defendants in the copyright infringement suit. In her complaint, Love claims that the defendants, which are wholesale jewelry websites and its owner/operator, infringed her copyrighted Talon Cuff by "advertising, manufacturing and selling cheap knockoff reproductions" of the design.
The 2011 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund runner up, who launched her brand in 2006, is asking for upwards on $150,000 in damages, as well as injunctive relief and attorney's fees. The bracelet has been spotted on street style icons and industry insiders like Julia Restoin Roitfeld, Giovanna Battaglia, Mary-Kate Olsen, and Love, herself, among others. Love brought suit against ANA Accessories Corporation last month and against Urban Outfitters last year, both for copyright infringement.