CLEARFIELD, UTAH (February 12, 2010) – Lifetime Products, a leader in the blow-molded folding table and chair market, has filed a patent infringement complaint with the Shanghai No. 1 Intermediate People’s Court for the People’s Republic of China. The complaint - which was filed against Zhejiang Bestem Furniture Co., Ltd., Zhejiang Bestem Machinery Co., Ltd. (previously called Hanghzou Dali Tools Packing Co., Ltd.), and Hangzhou Bestem Furniture Co., Ltd. - alleges that the defendants infringe several Chinese patents owned by Lifetime Products covering its blow-molded plastic tables. All of the defendants are located in Zhejiang Province, People’s Republic of China.
Lifetime has a long history of enforcing its intellectual property rights in the United States and other countries throughout the world. This action represents the first time that Lifetime has initiated litigation in the People’s Republic of China to enforce its Chinese patents. Lifetime continues to monitor the international market for products that infringe its patents and will take appropriate action to enforce its intellectual property rights in venues worldwide when necessary.
In 1995, Lifetime Products invented blow-molded polyethylene picnic tabletops. Blow-molded polyethylene tabletops are stronger and more durable than wood, and are stain resistant. Lifetime expanded its blow-molding technology in 1998 by introducing the first blow-molded polyethylene folding banquet table. Today, Lifetime Products is the world's largest manufacturer of these polyethylene top folding tables.
Established in 1986, Lifetime is a privately held company headquartered in Clearfield, Utah.
For more information, please contact Lifetime Public Relations at pr@Lifetime.com.
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About Lifetime Products: Established in 1986, Lifetime Products, Inc. is a privately held company headquartered in Clearfield, Utah. Lifetime Products is the world's largest manufacturer of blow-molded polyethylene folding tables and chairs, and residential basketball hoops. With products sold in 58 countries, Lifetime has been manufacturing in Utah for more than 25 years and employs 1,250 people in its Clearfield facility, and more than 2,075 people worldwide. For more information about Lifetime Products, Inc. and its products, visit www.Lifetime.com.