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Adwar Castings Sues Unique Settings for Copyright Infringement

Aug 3, 2011 7:38 PM   By Ricci Dipshan
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RAPAPORT... Adwar Casting Co. Ltd. filed suit against Unique Settings of New York for copyright infringement of 89 of its jewelry casting designs. Adwar, which seeks a minimum of $13.35 million in compensation, alleged that Unique Settings began manufacturing and selling their designs shortly before May of 2007, at which time Adwar Casting terminated its eight-year contract with Unique Settings, and forbad it to sell any more of its jewelry castings.

Adwar Casting also alleged that in 2008, Unique Settings obtained the account number and password given to one of Adwar's customers to permit access a portion of the company's website that contained Adwar's newest designs in an attempt to copy them.  According to the court documents, this happened on at least 14 different occasions. 

Unique Settings was  accused of displaying the jewelry designs at trade shows, creating unauthorized photographic reproductions of the jewelry for advertising and website purposes, and creating inexpensive samples of the designs for their retailer customers to publicly display in their stores.
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