May 28, 2002
***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***
KOEHLER-BRIGHT STAR AND HUBBELL REACH AGREEMENT IN TRADEMARK/PATENT INFRINGEMENT
CALIFORNIA Pelican Products, Inc., the Torrance, California maker
of high quality flashlights and protective equipment cases, has reached
a settlement in its trade dress and patent infringement suit against Koehler-Bright
Star and Hubbell Lighting. The parties in the litigation between Pelican
and Hubbell Lighting and Koehler-Bright Star, have arrived at an amicable
business resolution that recognizes and acknowledges the respective rights
of the parties and have settled the litigation to their mutual satisfaction.
A significant, but confidential, amount was paid to Pelican in recognition
of its rights.
Inc. is a privately held industry leader, specializing in the manufacture
of ultra high quality, hand held lighting products and watertight protective
cases, known throughout the world as Pelican Flashlights and Cases. The company
employs 430 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