10, 2003 ***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***
INFRINGEMENT ACTION AGAINST ELECTROSOURCE (aka PELICAN ACCESSORIES) MOVES
CALIFORNIA Pelican Products, Inc., the Torrance, California maker
of high quality flashlights and protective equipment cases announced today
that it continues to move forward in its action against ElectroSource,
LLC of Vernon, CA. ElectroSource began using the name Pelican Accessories
on its video game accessory products including hard and soft carrying
cases, lights, battery rechargers and AC adapters among other items in
about 1998. Pelican has owned trademark registrations covering its valued
Pelican house mark on various products including cases since
of 2001 Federal Court Judge, Nora Manella, imposed a preliminary injunction
barring ElectroSource from selling hard cases under the Pelican
name. The matter has not yet gone to trial.
is always easier when you are dealing with reasonable people, said
Dave Parker, Pelicans President/CEO and founder. Either way,
we will defend our house mark in this action.
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