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Cool Watches + Unique Fashion Giveaway

Although my voice and article content is not influenced, this is a sponsored post.

If you follow my blog or instagram, you know that I am a fan and collector of watches—mostly Rolex. Of course, cool watches are not exclusive to well-known luxury brands.

Wooden Watch Review

Jord Wood Watch + Rolex Watches - All Automatic Watches - Father's Day Gift Ideas

Recent Instagram post showcasing some of my Rolex watches with a colorful new addition c/o JORD.

Allow me to introduce you to a cool watch company: JORD watches are unique and luxe.

JORD is a watch company that offers men’s and women’s wood watch lines. And although one of my Audemars Piguet watches runs on a battery, I am partial to watches with automatic movement.* So I was pleased to discover that this eco-friendly, sustainable fashion watch company carries automatic watches.

My experience with my new cool watch

My watch collection was missing a watch with a skeleton aperture. So I am glad to have gotten the opportunity to fill this need with such a unique watch. Although I got this watch for free c/o JORD, it is something I would have purchased on my own. It is an excellent choice for an affordable skeleton watch.

Enter my JORD giveaway for your own cool watch or unique gift for Father’s Day. 😉

I am pleased to report that this wood watch has held up to my non-prissy wear. Sweat has not dulled it. It seems to only get more beautiful with wear.

Cool wood watch by JORD - unique gifts - Father's Day gift ideas

Me wearing my JORD wood watch on a water taxi in Chicago

This watch is more lightweight than I expected. I am accustomed to heavy watches so I find myself constantly checking to see if it is still on. I have not had any problems with the watch unclipping, getting caught on a garment, or opening during wear.

The crown is stiff and sturdy and features the engraving of the JORD J logo.

Wooden wrist watch fashion law

I have previously discussed eco-conscious fashion—but eco friendly wooden watches?

The watch I have is made of Purpleheart wood. Purpleheart grows in Latin American rain forests. Over-harvesting has caused several species to become endangered in areas where they were once abundant. In Costa Rica and Panama, purpleheart wood is an economically valuable tree; however, purplewood harvest is prohibited by law. Naturally fallen trees and sustainable farms provide legal wood.

How is using trees to make jewelry “good” for the environment?

JORD utilizes wood that would otherwise end up in the waste cycle. A great majority of the wood comes from furniture remnants. They are also mindful of not being wasteful during the manufacturing and production of their wood watches.

Enter my JORD giveaway

Cool wood watch by JORD - unique gifts - Father's Day gift ideas

This deep purple hue is natural, as with all JORD watches, no dyes or hazardous materials are used. All of these wood watches are treated with natural substances. Only natural tung oil is used to treat the wood.

Cool watches make unique gifts and great additions to professional wardrobes

Father's Day Unique Gifts - JORD Wood Watch Chronograph Maple & Rose Gold

Cool watches are a fun addition to all wardrobes. They make unique gifts too.

The chronograph sidney maple watch with rose gold face is adorable. It retails for less than $200 and comes with keepsake wooden watch holder. This watch comes in more masculine wood and watch face colors.

A wood watch would make a great father’s day gift for men who like watches or sustainable fashion. Although the watches I pictured are quite girly, many JORD watches are unisex.

JORD also makes watches for men. Check them out for cool watches and unique gifts.

Brand protection

Jord means earth in Swedish. I read this on the live registered trademark application of a prior user of the mark. The prior user claimed and holds rights to categories of unrelated engineering services. Since JORD watches are in the fashion field, they were also allowed the trademark to the JORD mark.

Similar or same word marks may be owned by different parties when the goods or services are not deemed to be confusingly similar to the consumer. The original user did not create secondary meaning for the word mark nor is the secondary user trying to piggyback off of fame created by the first mark.

Enter my JORD giveaway by June 16, 2016 for your own cool watch or unique gift in time for Father’s Day.

The JORD watch company uses its name and a decorate J logo for its branding. Brand protection and anti-counterfeit measures are only by-products of JORD’s marketing:

“As far as brand protection/anti-counterfeit goes, we don’t have to really deal with that a whole bunch. We’re still super young” … “It’s pretty easy for us to keep a close eye on where our product is going, and how it is being presented”

It is dangerous for a company to wait until they are a popular brand or manufacturing at a large scale to consider brand protection. Although it is not necessary for JORD to also trademark their J logo, it would be a good idea to prevent others from using similar markings on their watches.
Cool wood watch by JORD - unique gifts - Father's Day gift ideas

Of course, their use of the J gives them common law rights. And if a Chinese manufacturer were to copy them, it’d be an uphill battle to enforce rights, particularly trademarks rights that do not cover another country. Although JORD closely manages their manufacturing facilities in China, even Apple has fallen victim to loss of its IP rights in China.

Enter my JORD giveaway by June 16, 2016

JORD wood watch unboxing video

I am sorry for the low lighting. I did a last minute unboxing video for my JORD watch before heading out on a red eye flight.


*In case you don’t know, watches with automatic movement are watches that do not run on batteries. Instead these watches are self-winding: the mechanical watch movement is wound by the motion of the wearer’s wrist.

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Funny legal letters & giveaway winner announced!


Since Etsy sells fashion, I consider this fun piece of legal gossip appropriate fashion law news 😉 
 Below these funny letters I announce my Hermès and gift card giveaway winner!  

  • Overly simplified background: An Etsy seller received a lot of backlash from people who discovered her items were not actually handmade by her. This Etsy seller is married to a lawyer. 

[Enter Cease and Desist Letter]

(Via Above the Law writer who got it via Regretsy.)

From the Office of:
Howard Roy Schechter Attorneys
State Bar of California #58828
10866 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90024
Ref.: Ecologica Furniture Mariana C. Schechter
We have discovered that you are source of the negative comments posted on etsy.com and on your personal Facebook account. You understand that you may think reflect a true state of facts. We further understand that you may think that some sort of privilege may exist to comments made on the internet that you are somehow protected against slander liable and unfair competition as well as other torts. Be advised that the allegations that you and other have made are completely false. All Ecologica’s products are handmade and all other miscellaneous charges are equally false.
It goes without saying that is obvious from your comments that your intention is harm us in a trade or business. There’s no privilege to utter falsehoods on the internet.
Were one of the statements to be true, truth would be absolute defense. Many of the people making these comments are wreck less fools but the burden of proof is on the person making the comment each of which may be sued individually requiring separate counsel or at our election in such group as we decide. Obviously jurisdiction will lie in California with venue in Los Angeles. There is a requirement under California law that a retraction filled immediately upon request may mitigate damages. So you are hereby notified, and I failure to retract under certain circumstances allows for allegations of punitive damage which will certainly be our intention.
Those of you who have business or business contact with etsy.com are also committing the TORT OF UNFAIR COMPETITION. Some of the egregious comments may also be considered ASSAULT or INTENTIONAL INFLICTION OF EMOTIONAL INJURY which always carry punitive damage some of the direct treats are also crimes under California law, and if they are repeated we shall immediately contact the Los Angeles Police Department and the District Attorney’s Office.
If you are currently represented by an attorney, request hereby made for his name address and telephone number. If you fail to provide this information we will be forced to conclude that you are unrepresented by an attorney and serve you personally should any litigation and sue.
If any of you communicate and assist each other this may well constitute the crime of conspiracy under CA and Federal Law.
If you hold any state license in any state you reside or do business these comments may be grounds from discipline, be further advised that the law is most state is that “a tale bearer has the same responsibility as the a tale maker”, so there’s no defense that you are only repeating something you heard elsewhere.
I am hopeful that your comments were an inadvertent error and will be retracted as this might be better for everyone.
Govern yourself accordingly.
Howard Roy Schechter
State Bar of California #58828
Attorney for Ecologica Furniture

Unsurprisingly, Above the Law reports that Ms. Schechter phoned them to say she wrote the letter on her iPhone as her lawyer husband dictated it to her. Now, I thought the above letter was too silly to merit a response; however, when I read Ken White’s witty response, I was moved to giggles. 

(Letter via Regretsy.)

Ken White also reported that Mr. Schechter’s family has received threats behind the Etsy controversy. Someone has gone as far as listing identifying information about the couple’s child and the school the child attends. Attacking the grammar and merits of an argument is fair game but harassing or threatening someone’s family? Not okay. 
Do you use Etsy? What are your feelings on items that are not handmade by the seller?

As for my first giveaway, thank you all for entering! 

My giveaway contest was solely sponsored by me.
My giveaway was not affiliated with any company or sponsor.

I hope the winner enjoys the scent and durability of these liners as much as I do! The winner is  Everfinest!!! Everfinestplease contact me at preponderance.of.fashion@gmail.com to claim your prize. Please do so within the following week. The second week of May is when I graduate law school, so I prefer to mail you your prize before then.

There could only be one giveaway winner but let’s be serious, this fashion law fun makes us all winners!

♥ Thanks for reading and supporting my blog! 
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100 follower giveaway: Hermès & giftcard

To show subscriber appreciation, I present my 100+ follower giveaway raffle!

This giveaway is hosted solely by me and is not sponsored by any business
I decided on the Hermès drawer liners I discussed last month (in this post) and a gift card to help round out the giveaway. The $50 gift card will be purchased after a winner is chosen, upon which time the winner will tell me if a Mastercard, Visa, or American Express card is preferred.

TO ENTER:

1. First, you must be my Google Friend Connect or Bloglovin’ follower since this is a THANK YOU to my awesome readers. Please leave a comment below to enter and tell me if you qualify for extra entries. Even if you just came across my piece of the cyber world or just have not yet followed, you can follow along now to qualify.

  • Share the giveaway button below on your existing blog, twitter, or facebook (+2 entries)
  • Like me on Facebook (+1 entry)
  • Follow me on Twitter (+1 entry)


GUIDELINES:

1. You must be at least 13 years old to enter*
2. This contest is open internationally. I am dedicated to making sure you receive the prize if you win, so enter if you are willing to deal with customs** or other related delays
3. Enter by midnight (PST) on Sunday, 4/29/12


♥ Thanks for reading and supporting my blog! 

*Due to privacy laws I cannot collect personal information from someone under age 13
**I will not lie on any customs forms