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Homer Laughlin settles suit over Fiesta knockoffs

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NEWELL, W.Va. (AP) - The Homer Laughlin China Co. has settled a lawsuit aimed at protecting its Fiesta trademark.

West Virginia-based Homer Laughlin's lawsuit claimed that Hanna's Candle Co. of Fayetteville, Ark., and The Bazaar Inc. of River Grove, Ill., sold cheap Chinese imitations of its popular and collectible Fiesta dinnerware.

In exchange for the lawsuit's dismissal, Homer Laughlin attorney Charles B. Gibbons says the defendants agreed to stop selling the dinnerware.

Gibbons tells The Herald-Star of Steubenville, Ohio, that 2,334 sets of dinnerware will be recalled. Homer Laughlin plans to donate the dinnerware to homeless shelters and food kitchens in the Fayetteville, Ark., area.

He says Homer Laughlin also plans to send a "cease and desist" letter to a Chinese company that imported the dinnerware The manufacturer isn't known.

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