By and  on May 19, 2008

Watchmaker Tag Heuer S.A. sued Diamonds & Dials, a jewelry store at 106 West 34th Street in Manhattan., and its owner, Adam Gindy, for trademark infringement and unfair competition. According to the suit filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan Wednesday, the store allegedly misrepresented itself as an authorized retailer of Tag Heuer products. Tag Heuer asked the court to enjoin the store from using its trademark and to be awarded profits derived from acts of trademark infringement. Gindy did not respond to a request for comment.

Chanel Inc. filed a lawsuit on May 13 in U.S. District Court in Florida against Elliot J. Spring and Vendome Corporations, alleging that the defendants are promoting, advertising, distributing and selling costume jewelry, earrings, necklaces, hats, belts and hair accessories with the Chanel marks. Chanel is asking for a preliminary and permanent injunction, unspecified monetary damages and trial costs. The defendants could not be reached for comment.

Cartier, a division of Richemont North America Inc., and Cartier International N.V., filed a lawsuit against Seah LLC and Skymall Inc., alleging trade dress infringement. Court documents filed May 13 in U.S. District Court in Manhattan alleged that the defendants have sold watches that infringe on the Pasha De Carter trade dress. Cartier is asking the court to restrain the defendants from use of and to destroy all alleged infringing materials, as well as unspecified monetary damages. The defendants could not be reached for comment.

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