Heidi's Bling Banged With Copyright Suit

"Project Runway" host's new line sued for copyright infringement
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Dec 30, 2007 10:31 AM CST
Heidi Klum arrives at the 2007 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Los Angeles on Thursday, Nov. 15 , 2007. (AP Photo/ Matt Sayles)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Supermodel and "Project Runway" host Heidi Klum has been sued by a top jewelry manufacturer who claims her new line of bling is a clone of copyrighted designs, reports People. Van Cleef & Arpels argued in papers filed in Manhattan federal court earlier this month that Heidi's jewelry creates "confusion in the marketplace."

The firm is demanding more than $25,000 in damages for copyright infringement. A spokesman for Klum's jewelry company dismissed the suit, saying that "shapes such as clovers, hearts, and crosses are universal symbols and are commonly used in jewelry."