You need to stop pussey footing around!
What is your company name, and designer? did you buy and now own the rights to your rib design?
And most importantly, who is the splasher?
This is a subject that most here know I'm VERY pationate about.
As for the comment that anyone capable of splashing, is capable of their own creations, that is utter bollix, at least in most cases.
make no mistake, if what you are saying is true, these people are common thieves! you can re-name it what you like, but that's the crux of it.
a few years ago, their workshop would probably burn down by accident.