Charles & Colvard Confronts Morion

Charles & Colvard, formerly known as C3, is telling the Morion Co. of Brighton, Mass., to stop selling synthetic moissanite crystals. Charles & Colvard owns the patent to the synthetic jewel. A letter to Morion from Charles & Colvard's legal representatives, Womble, Carlyle, Sandridge & Rice, states: "We hereby require Morion Company by February 5, 2001, to (1) cease all sales and offers for sale of synthetic moissanite crystals for use as gemstones within the United States and other countries and 2) confirm in writing that all advertising and offers for sale of synthetic moissanite gemstones have been withdrawn. Please be advised that this firm will take all appropriate action to protect the patent position of Charles & Colvard, Ltd." Morion, better known for selling CZ, synthetic diamond, and synthetic forsterite (a tanzanite look-alike), has been selling synthe

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