SylvanSport, manufacturer of the Go adventure pop-up camping trailer, is working to prevent Chinese company, Wuyi Tiandi Motion Apparatus Co. from selling copycat product.
A lawsuit has been filed against Columbia Sportswear by Eugene, Oregon-based Innovative Sports. The plaintiff alleges that Columbia breached non-disclosure agreements and misappropriated trade secrets.
The lawsuit specifically claims that Innovative Sports designed and developed technology for heated clothing and disclosed those designs to Columbia Sportswear through confidential meetings and business relationships covered by non-disclosure agreements. Two Washington companies are also being sued in the lawsuits by Innovative Sports, The Allyn Group and NCS Power.
Vibram is the target of a class action lawsuit filed by a resident of Florida in the Federal District Court for the District of Massachusetts, claiming deceptive advertising under Florida and Massachusetts law.
Slumberjack sleeping bags, tents, furniture and accessories will now be distributed in Canada through Canadian Rec. Canadian Rec is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Rec.
Mark Thatcher, founder of Teva, has created a new sandal based on the ancient footwear of the Native American Anasazi people. Named after the culture from which the design was inspired, Sazzi sandals feature more than one toe post to help stabilize feet.
Retailers and brands should be aware that Facebook will be changing all profiles to the new "Timeline" layout by the end of this month.
Louis Garneau has introduced a new product line, Garneau Nutrition, which will debut with six flavors of energy gel. More nutritional products will follow, including an electrolyte sports drink.
National Geographic has selected Trailtex and its subsidiary Earthtec to develop men's, women's and children's apparel for the National Geographic Explorer brand in North America.
Mike Fox, owner of Boardworks and former Hawaiian lifeguard, has teamed up with California lifeguard Steve Reuter, a rescue equipment designer. Together they have developed a line of Rescue Boards designed to be stronger, safer and more innovative than current market offerings.
Reuter has been a professional lifeguard since 1976 and works as a rescue boat captain in Southern California. He has been awarded the Medal of Valor for bravery, twice. When not saving lives Reuter enjoys surfing, scuba diving and sailing.