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Lifetime wins preliminary injunction against patent infringing companies

May 6, 2009

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA — Lifetime Products, Inc., the worldwide leader in the blow-molded folding table and chair market, announced today that it has obtained a Court Order granting its Emergency Ex Parte Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction against several manufacturers, competitors to Lifetime in the folding table and chair market. The Court Order was granted in the Federal District Court for the District of Nevada.

Lifetime discovered the infringements while attending this year’s National Hardware Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Court ordered that the Defendants; Ningbo Wanxiang Plastics Products Co., LTD; Ningbo Step-Forward Imp. & Exp. Co., LTD; Hangzhou Dali Tools Packing Co., LTD; Zhejiang Bestem Furniture Co., LTD and Ningbo Step-Forward Industry Corp., all Chinese corporations, their officers, agents, servants, employees, attorneys and all other persons in active concert or participation with them are temporarily restrained from displaying, offering to sell or selling the accused table and chairs.

The patent enforcements cover many of Lifetime’s more popular table and chair products. The list includes 18 patents covering personal tables, sport tables, fold-in-half tables, standard folding tables and folding chairs.

Lifetime continues to evaluate the conduct of other competitors as well, and Lifetime will proceed aggressively against those who Lifetime determines are infringing upon the valuable intellectual property interests embodied in Lifetime's line of folding tables.

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 is the world's largest manufacturer of these polyethylene top folding tables.

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.