According to a January 13 report in The Northern California Record, Erin Condren is claiming copyright infringement on Michaels stores for the design of the LifePlanner. EC Design filed a complaint against Michaels on January 9, arguing that their Recollections planners are too similar to the Erin Condren LifePlanner. Condren and her team had met with Michaels to discuss a possible partnership in the past which had fallen through. Subsequently Michaels came up with their “Recollections” collection, which many consumers (savvy planner girls) recognized as an imitation of the LifePlanner right away. Here’s a great YouTube comparison by Boulderbon.
Does Erin Condren have a good shot at winning this one? Give us your thoughts, and happy planning! xo