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True Adventures with Happy Endings

   Finding the Cat:

      Once upon a time, there wereTwo major competitors in the collectible plate industry,each developing a product using the same exact Victorian kitten image. Both had seen it in reproductions and each needed a transparency from which a product could be created.  Our competition had a transparency from a souce that was claiming rights to the image.  Our client came to us to find another source.  Through research and exceptional charm we found the owner of the original painting in London. We contacted the owner (Lady "X") and arranged for a photographer to come to her home and photograph the original (as well as her personal collection of over thirty other similar images).  The provenance was now established, the image was used and our client beat the competition to market.  The product was a major million dollar success and the competition was left holding the (cat in the)bag.

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