LIFETIME ANNOUNCES US DISTRICT COURT INTENDS TO FILE PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION AGAINST GSC
October 27, 2003
CLEARFIELD, UTAH -- Lifetime Products, Inc., a worldwide leader in the folding table market, announced today that the United States District Court for the District of Utah stated its intention to once again file a preliminary injunction against GSC Technology Corporation, a Canadian company charged with copying Lifetime’s recently introduced Personal Table™ product line.
Lifetime introduced its Personal Table™ product line last fall. The Personal Table™ is a durable, versatile and portable personal space solution with adjustable height settings, designed for indoor and outdoor use.
GSC sought to present an additional product design to compete with the Lifetime Personal Table. Upon learning of the additional GSC offering, Lifetime once again sought to enjoin any further manufacture, use, sales and offers to sell the GSC copies of Lifetime's Personal Table products. In the Hearing conducted on Lifetime's Motion for Preliminary injunction on October 22, 2003, the Court stated its intention to enter a written order providing for the following injunctive relief: that Lifetime is likely to prevail at trial on its patent claims and that the Court will preliminarily enjoin GSC from importing, offering to sell or selling its newly offered infringing product into or within the United States.The court stated it also intends to order GSC to offer to purchase the infringing tables in its customers' inventory at the price at which they were sold, plus shipping and handling.
Additionally, the court stated it intends to order GSC to inform its customers of the issuance of the injunction and of the fact that if the Court does not change its preliminary finding of infringement at trial, the customers will be direct infringers if they sell the infringing tables. Significantly, the Court determined that GSC is to be enjoined from further sales and offers to sell its Personal Table, effective immediately. The Court's orally stated injunction order is to be followed in the near term by a written opinion.
Lifetime intends to continue its vigorous pursuit of all available remedies against GSC and other unauthorized infringers of Lifetime's valuable intellectual property assets. The law firm of Workman Nydegger is representing Lifetime.
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.
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