Cartier Gets the Steamroller Ready

Cartier would really, really appreciate it if you didn't take their jewelry, copy it, and then post cheap imitations on your website with the words "inspired by Cartier" positioned next to each item. Yesterday, the company filed suit against Lisa Hsieh and her website for "willingly committing trademark and copyright infringement" by selling its various "Cartier-inspired" goods. Following time-honored Cartier tradition, the jewelry giant is not just asking a court to stop Hsieh from doing what she's doing: It's also seeking to have the infringing items turned over to Cartier so they can be crushed to bits. The lesson to be learned: Don't mess with the makers of luxury goods when they're struggling enough as it is due to the recession. The full suit is below.