Emeco Announces that "East End Imports, N.Y, Inc.," "Sugar Stores, Inc." and All Associated Companies Will Permanently Cease

 Emeco Announces that "East End Imports, N.Y, Inc.," "Sugar Stores, Inc." and  All Associated Companies Will Permanently Cease Selling Accused Chairs From      Their "Navy," "Sailor," "King," "Ghost," and "Casper" Product Lines  PR Newswire  HANOVER, Pa., March 3, 2014  HANOVER, Pa., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Emeco Industries, Inc. today announced that its dispute initiated July 8, 2013 in the Eastern District of NY Federal District Court concerning East End Imports, N.Y. Inc. and Sugar Stores, Inc. has been settled. As part of that settlement East End Imports, Sugar Stores and all associated companies have agreed to permanently cease selling, offering, distributing and marketing "reproductions" from Emeco's Navy Chair and Kong Chair line, the chairs that Emeco accused of infringement. They also agree they will not copy, import, manufacture, induce the manufacture of, distribute, import, advertise, market, promote, offer for sale or sell any chair or article of furniture that is identical to, confusingly or substantially similar to any article of furniture designed, marketed, advertised, promoted, distributed, displayed, offered for sale and sold by Emeco and which is protected by any intellectual property owned by Emeco. Emeco Industries, Inc. v. East End N.Y. Imports, Inc. et al (1:13-cv- 03795-JWB-VVP).  Following on the heels of settling The Navy Chair® lawsuit against Restoration Hardware last February, Emeco's suit against the East End Imports and Sugar Stores included claims for trade dress, trademark, and design patent counterfeiting and infringement. According to the Complaint, East End Imports and Sugar Stores do business under several different names, including Modway, Modway Furniture, Lexmod, Atlantic Furniture Store, Mid Century Furniture, Safco Shop, Bestar Furniture Store, and Shop Seating, and other names not yet known or revealed. The individuals named in the suit included Menachem Greisman, Moshe Melamed, and Shneur Hirsch.  Driven to make a lasting difference, Emeco's CEO Gregg Buchbinder, aims to set an industry standard by continuing to bring actions to stop trademark infringement, design patent infringement, false advertising, counterfeiting, dilution and unfair competition, refusing to submit to the willful exploitation of the Emeco brand. Emeco's Navy Chair products, Kong Chair products, and other products are available for sale directly from Emeco at http://www.emeco.net, and from authorized retailers worldwide.  SOURCE Emeco Industries, Inc.  Website: http://www.emeco.net Contact: Martin Olsson-Prescott, Director of Communications, Emeco, T: +1-917-868-9765, martin@emeco.net, OR Madson Buchbinder, Press Relations, Emeco, T: +1-562-400-0133, madson@emeco.net  
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