Tiffany Wins Restraining Order Against Jeweler

Tiffany & Co. won a temporary restraining order June 7
against a Michigan jewelry store it claims is selling counterfeit Tiffany rings
on eBay.

The order stems from a lawsuit Tiffany filed
against Diamond Ten and Dearborn, Mich.–based Ace Diamond Jewelry on June 2 for
false advertising, trademark infringement, unfair or deceptive trade practices,
and injunctive relief.

Tiffany’s filing claims that Diamond Ten and Ace Diamond
Jewelry offered 22 rings for sale on eBay between Oct. 1, 2010, and June
2, 2011, and advertised those rings as authentic Tiffany products. The company purchased two of the rings and
determined they were fake and marked with counterfeit Tiffany trademarks,
it said.

According to the
lawsuit, “Diamond Ten holds itself out in its advertising as being a division
of Ace, or as an entity of which Ace is a division.”

The temporary
restraining order, issued by the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of
Michigan, Southern Division, will be in effect until the preliminary injunction
hearing on June 13.

The defendants
could not be reached for comment at press time.