Tiffany Acts Against Internet Sales of Counterfeit Jewelry

Tiffany & Co., the international luxury jeweler and retailer, has obtained federal court injunctions to stop Internet sales of counterfeit Tiffany jewelry allegedly sold by a Philadelphia jewelry company, said Tiffany's attorneys in a Jan. 14 announcement. Attorney J. Scott Kramer of the Philadelphia law firm Duane Morris LLP, one of two firms representing Tiffany in the case, told JCK that the sales—which began in 1999—generated between $500,000 and $1 million. "It is a matter of critical importance to Tiffany to protect its trademark and the confidence their customers have in it," Kramer said. "It's appalling that these sales have been going on openly for years on the Internet, affecting scores of purchasers." It was complaints from some of those purchasers about the jewelry—which was sold under the Tiffany name—that last year led Tiffany & Co. to conduct a months
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