2004 ***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***
AWARDED JUDGMENT IN INFRINGEMENT CASE AGAINST CHINESE MANUFACTURER
CALIFORNIA Pelican Products, Inc., the Torrance, California
maker of high quality flashlights and protective equipment cases won a
judgment today in U.S. Federal Court (Case #LACV03-7812) against Skywise
Industrial, Ltd. of Hong Kong. Skywise had manufactured and exported two
models of injection molded cases which infringed one or more of Pelicans
trademark registrations including its design registration. Skywise is
now enjoined from manufacturing, advertising, selling or importing into
the U.S. cases which infringe Pelicans design. The judgment also
orders Skywise to recall and destroy any of the offending products.
are very pleased with this ruling. Pelican wants to send a clear message
that we will not tolerate the copying of our designs, said Rick
Kern, Pelicans CFO.
Pelican Products, Inc. is a privately held industry leader, specializing
in the manufacture of high quality lighting products and protective cases,
known throughout the world as Pelican Flashlights and Cases. The company, founded
in 1976 employs 450 people in its Torrance facility, and also has sales
and distribution offices in Barcelona, Spain and Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Richard Kern, Chief Financial Officer
Pelican Products, Inc.
23215 Early Avenue
Torrance, CA 90505