Alleged Design Thief Cody Foster & Co. Accuses Urban Outfitters Of Design Theft

Alleged Design Thief Cody Foster & Co. Accuses Urban Outfitters Of Design Theft

Last fall, before the peak Christmas ornament-buying season kicked off, some small crafters accused ornament wholesaler Cody Foster & Co. of stealing their designs and mass producing them. Those accusations led retailers carrying Cody Foster products to publicly drop them as a supplier. Now the company is suing one of those retailers, Urban Outfitters, and a few weeks ago added an ironic allegation to the suit: they claim that the retailer stole and mass-produced their designs for sale in its stores. [More]

Cody Foster Figures Craft Designs And Silence Are Worth About $650

Cody Foster Figures Craft Designs And Silence Are Worth About $650

Hey, remember Cody Foster, the wholesale vendor of adorable gifts and home goods that last year was accused of stealing designs from Etsy sellers? There’s news from one of the people who sued the company for infringement: the company offered to pay $650 to license the item, and for the artisan to keep quiet about it. [More]

Cody Foster & Co. Sends Cease And Desist Letter To Catalog Whistleblower

Cody Foster & Co. Sends Cease And Desist Letter To Catalog Whistleblower

Nebraska-based trinket maker Cody Foster wholesales adorable items to boutiques, gift shops, and even bigger retailers like Anthropologie. Their catalog is only visible to their customers. One of those customers noticed a curious resemblance between items in the Cody Foster catalog and items made and sold by prominent (but not too prominent) artists and Etsy sellers. [More]