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Court's ruling favors Chamilia Jewelry
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Aug '08
A recent court ruling in a patent infringement suit is expected to greatly open the marketplace for Chamilia, LLC, and provide retailers and consumers with more options for personalized jewelry.

In Pandora Jewelry, LLC v. Chamilia, LLC the United States District Court for the District of Maryland ruled that Chamilia's jewelry, which uses decorative locks that allow wearers to personalize their bracelets and necklaces while preventing the beads from bunching or sliding on the strand, does not infringe upon Pandora's patent. A ruling on the validity of Pandora's patent is still awaited from the court.

“We are thrilled with the court's ruling and agree with Judge Blake's assessment that this will promote greater competition and more choice for consumers,” said Jeff Julkowski, Chamilia CEO.

“In addition to vindicating our long-held position, this ruling will enable Chamilia to serve even more retailers and allow consumers a greater ability to design and personalize their jewelry.”

The beads used by both Chamilia and Pandora are interchangeable. According to Julkowski, the legal ruling has cleared any misinformation that might have previously kept retailers from adding Chamilia to their lines.

In its ruling, the court found “… the interchangeability of Chamilia and Pandora beads … only promotes competition and choice for consumers.”

Chamilia LLC


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