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September 10, 2003         ***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***

PELICAN’S INFRINGEMENT ACTION AGAINST ELECTROSOURCE (aka PELICAN ACCESSORIES) MOVES FORWARD

TORRANCE, 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 1978.

In August 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.

“It is always easier when you are dealing with reasonable people”, said Dave Parker, Pelican’s President/CEO and founder. “Either way, we will defend our house mark in this action.”

Pelican Products, 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.

CONTACT:
Richard Kern, Chief Financial Officer
Pelican Products, Inc.
23215 Early Avenue
Torrance, CA 90505
(310) 326-4700