Garment decoration materials and equipment supplier STAHLS’ announces that it has successfully defended its intellectual property rights after reaching a settlement in a federal lawsuit.
In a press release issued by the company, STAHLS’ cites three defendants have agreed to cease infringement on the company’s trademarks, patents, and copyrighted content relating to Hotronix heat press equipment. The settlement also included an agreement to stop sales and importation of said products within the United States.
“STAHLS’ has dozens of issued patents and pending applications, as well as many federally registered trademarks,” says Ted Stahl, executive chairman at STAHLS’. “We have made significant investments in research and development to design the most technologically-advanced heat press on the market, and we will fight back against threats to our intellectual property.”
STAHLS’ worked with intellectual property counsel Fishman Stewart soon after learning of the infringements. Both parties successfully had the products in question pulled from online marketplaces including third-party sites like eBay, Amazon, and Facebook within 24 hours of discovering the infringement.
“As we continue to innovate to meet ever-changing demands of today’s textile and garment decoration industry, we will move quickly whenever and wherever necessary to protect our customers against knockoff imitations looking to capitalize on STAHLS’ good name,” adds Chris Lawson, CEO at STAHLS’.
For more information on STAHLS’, visit http://www.stahls.com/home.