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02/24/2012 04:21 pm ET

Tatty Devine Seeks To Sue Claire's Accessories Over Allegedly Plagiarized Necklaces (PHOTOS)

British jewelry designers Tatty Devine are launching a lawsuit against tween mall mainstay Claire's Accessories, charging that Claire's has plagiarized some of their necklace designs.

Telegraph reports that Tatty Devine designers Rosie Wolfenden and Harriet Vine have already consulted lawyers after noticing that several of the chain store's jewelry designs seemed to be near imitations of their own designs, like one necklace that features a plastic T-Rex skeleton stretched out on a chain.

The designers posted on their site's blog that they're now "taking things forward" in terms of legal action. And it seems they'll have strong support from their community; fans of the brand have already been buzzing about the issue via social media.

Claire's appears to be aware of the issue, as a spokesperson told the BBC: "Claire's is aware of the blog post yesterday on the tattydevine.com blog and is currently investigating these comments."

Tatty Devine, launched in 1999, distributes handmade acrylic-based jewelry throughout the UK. Claire's Accessories, with over 3,000 locations worldwide, takes in $1.41 billion annually in revenue from its accessories, jewelry and cosmetics.

We're sure a legal mess isn't far in the future for Tatty and Claire's. But for now, check out the photos from Tatty Devine's blog below: their designs are on the left, with the corresponding Claire's necklaces on the right.

You can't deny the similiarity! (See more photos on their site!)

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