4, 2003 ***FOR IMMEDIATE
FILES ACTION AGAINST FOREIGN INFRINGEMENT OF CASE DESIGN
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 Pelicans trademark registrations including its design registration.
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, Pelicans CFO. We continue to take the protection
of our trade mark and trade dress registrations very seriously.
in discussions with Pelican to change or destroy its offending tooling.
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