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Reese Witherspoon is being sued over plagiarism

2016-03-04 19:00
 

Los Angeles- Reese Witherspoon is being sued over a logo.

The Legally Blonde actress is the subject of a lawsuit from Jordann Weingartner, who claims the magnolia design used for the 39-year-old star's Draper James clothing and jewellery line, which launched in 2015, is a rip-off of her own "distinctive six-pointed floral design" piece of jewellery.

Jordann launched the accessory, and got a copyright for the design, in 2008 and her lawsuit states the piece, called Magnolia, is a big seller online and in stores across multiple states including Florida, New York, Texas and California.

The designer claims Reese's logo - a magnolia flower on a disc, with initials in the centre - confuses the market place and is suing to get a cut of the actress' profits, and to get her Draper James Magnolia removed from stores, TMZ reports.

Image: Jordann's jewellery

reese witherspoon, lawsuit

Image: Screengrab from Reese Witherspoons' Draper James

reese witherspoon, lawsuit

Reese previously revealed she was inspired to launch her clothing range after being approached to front campaigns for other brands but couldn't relate to their reference points.

She has said: "I was being approached by a few East Coast brands to represent them.

"I have been to the Hamptons only once. I haven't travelled in the North East.

"What I know is Charleston and North Carolina and the beaches of Georgia. Tailgating. Sipping tea on the porch. Sunday dinners. Dressing for church. Those are the touchstones in my life. Those are the stories I wanted to tell."

Named after her grandparents, Draper James launched less than a year ago and already has a stand alone store in Nashville.

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