Los Angeles-based watch and jewelry designer Chris Aire, president of Solid 21
Inc., the Nevada corporation that owns Chris
Aire Fine Jewelry & Timepieces announced that he is suing 17 watch
brands and others for trademark infringement, unfair competition, false
description, and injunctive and declaratory relief.
Aire’s attorneys, George E. Akwo and Ophir J. Bitton, filed their case in U.S.
Federal Court in Los Angeles.
According to a statement released by Aire, the watch companies named in the
lawsuit include: Rolex; LVMH on behalf of Hublot and Louis Vuitton; Breitling;
Richemont International SA on behalf of Baume & Mercier, International
Watch Company, Montblanc; Ulysse Nardin Inc.; Montres Corum Sàrl; The Swatch
Group on behalf of Blancpain, Omega SA; Franck Muller; Chopard; Makur Design
Inc.; Graham-London; Kobold Watch Co. LLC; Piere Kunz USA Inc.; Ebel; Bulgari
on behalf of Gerald Genta and DOES 1-200.
Aire’s statement says Solid 21 owns the registered trademark “Red Gold” for a
special gold alloy used for fine jewelry and watches.