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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