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November 4, 2003         ***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***


TORRANCE, CALIFORNIA – Pelican Products, Inc., the Torrance, California maker of high quality flashlights and protective equipment cases served an infringement action against Skywise Industrial, Ltd. of Hong Kong today at the AAPEX automotive trade show in Las Vegas. Skywise is the manufacturer and exporter of injection molded cases which Pelican alleges infringe on one or more of Pelican’s trademark registrations including its design registration.

“We had an opportunity to serve Skywise on U.S. soil. Pelican has spent 27 years building a brand and investing in trademark and patent protection”, said Rick Kern, Pelican’s CFO. “We continue to take the protection of our trade mark and trade dress registrations very seriously.”

Skywise is in discussions with Pelican to change or destroy its offending tooling. (Case #LACV03-7812).

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.

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