2003 ***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***
SUCCESSFUL IN CEASE AND DESIST ACTION AGAINST CHINESE INFRINGMENT
CALIFORNIA Pelican Products, Inc., the Torrance, California maker
of high quality flashlights and protective equipment cases, has succeeded
in its actions towards the voluntary removal of Chinese origin flashlights
infringing Pelicans trademarks and patents. Ningbo Toco Electric
Co., Ltd. of Yuyao Zhejiang, China has agreed to cease the sale and distribution
of copies of five of Pelicans flashlights. Dealers in the U.S. have
agreed to pull the products from their shelves and destroy them in recognition
of Pelicans intellectual property rights.
and CEO, Dave Parker stated We have spent 27 years building the
Pelican brand. Our marks and patents are very important to us, and we
will continue to defend them.
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