Tuesday, March 17, 2009, 10:10 PM

Marge Carson Settles Suit Against Schnadig

Marge Carson, Inc. announced on Monday, March 16, 2009 that is has settled a design patent infringement action it brought against Schnadig Corporation for an undisclosed amount. The lawsuit alleged infringement of U.S. Patent No. D549,997. A figure from the '997 Patent is produced below:

Home Furnishings Business reports the following statement from the President of Marge Carson:

"Marge Carson's position as a design leader within our industry is one we take very serious. A tremendous amount of effort is put forth by our design team to create elegant and original designs," said Will Sharp, president of Marge Carson. "As such, we will continue to aggressively protect our intellectual properties and the design
integrity of our collections to insure success for both Marge Carson and our dealer base."Many of Marge Carson's designs and brands are protected by the laws governing design patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade dress.

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