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Homer Laughlin China Co. had taken legal action two months ago to protect its Fiesta trademark against two American retailers accused of selling counterfeit Fiesta dinnerware.

Attorneys Charles B. Gibbons and Michael L. Dever told the Pittsburgh Tribune Review and The Review (in Liverpool, Ohio) that in exchange for their client, Homer Laughlin dismissing the lawsuit, the two retailers, Hanna’s Candle Co. and The Bazaar Inc., would have to stop selling the knockoffs of Fiesta dinnerware.

“Usually, the remedy in these cases is the destruction of the illicit goods, but, in this case, Homer Laughlin is donating the goods that have been called back, to food kitchens and other agencies that provide assistance to the poor. I think it’s a pretty good insight into the nature of the company,” Charles told The Review when asked what would be done with the remaining dinnerware sets that were being sold by the retailers.

Employing over 1,000 people, Homer Laughlin China specializes in retail and commercial cooking and dinnerware products, its Fiesta dinnerware line being its most popular.

Read the Pittsburgh Tribune Review’s full article – “Companies Told to Cease Selling Fiesta Ripoffs” (Pittsburgh Tribune Review, July 12, 2013) 

Read The Review’s full article – “Homer Laughlin China Co. Settles Lawsuit” (The Review, July 13, 2013)