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LIFETIME PRODUCTS FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST IGLOO

December 20, 2001

CLEARFIELD, UTAH – Lifetime Products Inc., a worldwide leader in the folding table market, announced that it has filed a lawsuit against Igloo Products Corporation in the Federal District Court in Salt Lake City, Utah.  The lawsuit alleges that Igloo has engaged in acts of patent, copyright and trade dress infringement in connection with their blow-molded, polyethylene folding banquet tables.

Lifetime has asked the Court for an award of money damages, as well as an injunction that would prohibit Igloo from developing, selling, or licensing products that infringe upon Lifetime’s patents, trade dress, and copyright interests.  The law firm of Workman, Nydegger, and Seeley is representing Lifetime.

Lifetime is evaluating 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.