Tacori Denied Restraining Order Versus Scott Kay



On March 3, a U.S. District Court Judge for the Central District of California denied Tacori a temporary restraining order against Scott Kay pieces that Tacori contended infringed on its “reverse crescent” copyrights.In the first battle between the two trade titans, the court noted that Tacori is likely “to establish it owns a valid copyright over its reverse crescent ring designs.” However, it added that Scott Kay “has submitted evidence that the purportedly similar elements of the parties’ rings are standard in this market, so many of these elements are likely not protectable.”“Although there are some similarities between the rings, it appears unlikely that the ordinary, reasonable audience for these rings…would find them substantially similar,” the court ruled.Despite this setback, Tacori president of sales and marketing Paul Tacorian vowed to press on.“The court
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