Here’s a sampling of products where companies have taken French Bull designs and called them their own. When a design infringement is discovered I become weak and frustrated, because I know the stressful steps that lay ahead . We pursue all infringements because our greatest asset is our intellectual property. We have had companies cease production, destroy inventory, and reveal their factories to us, but the financial gain always goes to the attorneys representing either sides.
I want French Bull patterns to be seen and loved all over the world. I humbly admit to have been guilty and punished for also being inspired too closely by another designers work. Copying happens in all industries, and here are a few direct lifts by others of our work.
French Bull pattern appears first, and the following images are the knock offs.
The unauthorized use of our Delight pattern appearing on a bag & cosmetic accessory collection discovered at a trade show in Hong Kong by our UK licensee DEVA designs in March 2009 .
French Bull Ring Collection has had several infringers from John Baden to a UK stationery manufacturer , to a factory in China selling cutting boards.