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We received an angry comment from someone who we are assuming works for Mecura NYC and claim THEY originated the chain sunglasses (called the Love/Hate glasses at Patricia Fields) and own the copyright for this design. Their comment after the jump…

Is ripping off creative artists who make each piece by hand and actually have copyrights but not the personality to sue the makings of royalty. No wonder the world is so troubled. How about some licensing to the poor artists who make their living selling those chain sunglasses? You talk about 23 glasses like they were a million. The creaters at MERCURA NYC received hard copy publicity all over the world for chain sunglasses and sold thousands of that design over the last decdes. In our opinion, You are the blogger, blogger, blogger………..this is the virtual world. All words and no creative activities in the eyewear department, only copies, like the way a computer sends out billions of copies, does not mean the computer wrote the words! You know MERCURA NYC copyrighted those chain sunglasses and reading glases but you do not listen or pay them!

Well if you must know, we are not just a blogger, blogger, blogger… We make sunglasses too! And have gotten ripped off also, so we feel your pain…. But I have never heard of this brand and you act like I should? Also if you are going to sue – go after Chanel because they seem to have copied you too – and me thinks they have more money than Kerin Rose!

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Here are the one’s from Mecura NYC – see below

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Too bad you don’t have a picture of Rihanna wearing them! Here’s some more styles-

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Very cool and smart – and below are the Kerin Rose version – judge for yourselves….

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If Mercura NYC is right – she definitely chomped you!

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  • brian said:

    Mercura can’t get a copyright on the idea of chain frame glasses and even if they did get a registration for it they would never be able to enforce it in court because its functional and the functional aspects would not be capable of separation from its aesthetic aspects. Furthermore, Mercura are claiming copyright over the idea of chain frame sunglasses and you can’t copyright an idea. They *might* (read: it is extremely unlikely) be able to get a copyright on the look of their specific glasses designs but that does not give them any right to prevent others from making different chain frame glasses, even ones based on the same chain frame idea. Its called the idea-expression dichotomy, feel free to look it up. Anyway, this is a great example of someone who doesn’t know what copyright really means throwing it into their argument to make them sound better when all it really does is tell anyone who knows copyright that the speaker doesn’t know what they’re talking about.

  • sgp said:

    Just a note to Blogue editors the Glasses worn by Amber Rose are a custom design Melody Ehsani.
    link:
    http://melodysblog.tumblr.com/post/84806694/the-melody-ehsani-chain-ring-and-the-matching

  • claw dillz said:

    ahhh – good to know!

  • william said:

    Clawmoney, how can you claim you were ripped off when you guys directly rip off Cazal for your “Gazelle” and Dior for your “X-Frames”. Not to mention your “Nuggets” look like a pair of vintage Paloma Picasso. “I feel your pain???” I think Clawmoney and Mecure NYC need to sit down and shut up.

  • Sez said:

    Fuck the Chanel ones are DOPE! so is Claw!

  • Sez said:

    William your just jealous of Clawmoney! get a life !

  • Merrilee Cohen said:

    We are Canadian artists, although living and working in the USA for the past thirty-five years, have not given up our child birth right to stay Canadian. Our Canadian copyright laws really protect the artists. If you use a canvas stretched for you by an art supply store and change it to the degree it becomes a whole new work of art, in Canada, it is your right to copyright the image.
    We are allowed to choose whom we feel has broken this copyright, someone like Kerin Rose who works in a shop not allowed in showrooms like LaCaisia because they take LaCraisia designs straight to China.
    Kerin Rose copied the whole image , ie. did not initiate any of it to our eye!

  • Merrilee Cohen said:

    PS it is curious your site is not showing the actual pair of large sunglasses by MERCURA NYC with leash Kerin Rose copied, it is all over our face book and has been seen around the world. We love you all but there are lines to be drawn!

  • Betsey J said:

    I’ve been getting harassing emails and comments from them (Mercura) for the last month since posting about Kerin’s sunglasses.

    outttttta control.

  • Rachel said:

    In this series of photos my sister Merrilee and I have shown some of the Mercura editorial
    for our chain sunglasses.

    http://www.facebook.com/album.php?

    I guess it is upsetting when a stylist is friendly, bought 2 pairs of glasses then her friend copied
    an artist innovation that we have used in many variations since 1988 and claims it as her own.
    We feel our chain going directly into the glasses gives eyewear a new look —
    glasses worn to the front as jewelry, the more ornate become incredible mask like pendants.
    Mercura has worked at making the unusual since 1976 when Andre Leon Tally gave us full
    pages in WWD. The National Arts Club in NYC gave us a gallery show in 2000. Mercura is
    featured on the cover of Nancy Schiffer’s “Eyeglass Retrospective- Where Fashion Meets Science”

  • Rachel said:

    This is a better address

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=30396366&l=e3d4c10384&id=1524857312

    Thank you for taking the time to view our work.

    Sincerely,
    Rachel

  • Bailey said:

    Oh god those are hideous. I can’t understand why anyone would wear that let alone be upset that someone else liked that awful idea enough to take it.

  • Rachel said:

    Today an interview with Kerin Rose chooses to show the chain as an example of her creativity

    http://bayareastylefile.blogspot.com/2009/08/q-kerin-rose.html

    Please read the interviewers comments in response to my comments including her comment that copyright laws don’t work for our product. If so, This must change for the sake of all of us!

    Sincerely,
    Rachel
    PS when we were 26 years old Andre Leon Tally gave us full pages in WWD but for our own designs! Merrilee & I respect, love, live for art and innovation—we grew up in an antique store
    run by parents both trained as artists.

  • Sylvia said:

    Sounds like the Mercura ladies need to get a life.

  • elle said:

    nah they are just tired of being copied!

  • SHANE NASH said:

    SAVE YOUR ENERGY YENTAS… YOU CAN ALWAYS PUT CHAINS ON YOUR DENTURES. WHICH MIGHT COME IN VERY HANDY! OR THOSE BIG BROWN GLASSES THAT OLD LADIES WEAR.
    WHEN YOU GET THOSE HOT FLASHES DO YOGA. (DOWNWARD FACING DOG>)

  • Merrilee Cohen said:

    The most exquisite moments in adventures of design can express perfectly our inner desires. Such jealousy surrounds that those who look nothing like you, have lived nothing like you, adventured or married or expressed themselves nothing like you or given birth to any original ideas can only make a name for themselves by duplicating you.
    But is the money worth it for them? Everyone knows you from over the decades and yet to duplicate the way you make art for your living in attempts to take your ideas like people putting together bicycle handles and seats after Picasso is both a compliment and a lack of originality on their end.
    Do you understand the way an artist lives and invents?
    Georgia O’Keefe at over ninety a greater artistic spirit than your limited materialistic greed can allow you to understand.

  • Merrilee Cohen said:

    Curious to see these glasses MERCURA NYC mixed with frame by Ms. Wineberger, whom took on the name of a famous jewelry designer, Kerin Rose(a woman who complained to us as her name is copyrighted), as Ms Wineberger was totally unknown until she copied our hottest selling frames although they were also copyrighted. By the way it is curiously illegal to call that person Kerin Rose but not illegal to make up silly comments when the situation is a question of LAW.
    Ms. Wineberger’s glasses are on the cheapest frames manufactured and MERCURA NYC frames are of high quality materials and craftmanship

  • ashna said:

    THOSE CHANEL SUNGLASSES ARE VINTAGE. THEY WERE PROBABLY MADE BEFORE I WAS BORN. THEY’RE PRICEY BECAUSE 1. THEY’RE CHANEL AND 2. THEY’RE VINTAGE, MEANING THEY ARE NO LONGER BEING MADE, AND ARE RARE TO FIND.

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