Funny thing happened: On a artisan show we are doing a lady
approached us, claiming the technique of chrocheting silver wire as
hers, asking us to take our jewelry off our stand, or else she would
call the police and file a lawsuit amongst other thing. All in all a
very strange and unpleasant situation.
She claims to have filed the designs with the local IP authorities,
which may complicate things, but I fail to be really worried about
this: IP demands that the object is new and never seen before.
Now I would be very surprised to learn that this lady here in
France has invented the technique of chrocheting jewellery, but she
seems to be determined to call legal help. My simplest and easiest
reply would be to find pictures, eg. in books, on paintings or
whatever, about this type of jewelry, and this is where I am calling
the Orchid community for help.
I seek images of crocheted jewelry. I talk about a round crocheted
ear jewelry hanging on a simple hook, a simple wrist band 2,5 cm/1
in. wide and a simple necklace of the same width. There are no pearls
or stones on any piece, just flat, crocheted silver wire.
Amazon has thousands of books in every language, but I seek
something that is older than at least ten years. A thousand years
would be ok as well.
I believe there is a need to protect creativity, but there are limits
as well. Please help me with references and possibly some pictures
from a book for my concrete case, and please let’s discuss what to do
in such a case.
Thanks a ton,