Philadelphia, Pa. – JanSport Apparel Corp. has filed a complaint against competitor UNIF Clothing, alleging the Los Angeles-based brand’s Badsport backpacks violate JanSport’s trademark.
Sparks, Nev.— LXV Outdoor has acquired the rights to Tahoe SUP, including the brand’s Stand Up Paddleboards and other accessory products. LXV Outdoor is a division of Blackwater Holdings Inc., a privately held small-cap fund dedicated to bolstering companies products and creating a global presence.
Seattle, Wash. — Industrial Revolution has acquired the Intova brand, a manufacturer of waterproof action cameras and accessories. Intova, which has always focused primarily on the diving industry, hopes to reach other outdoor enthusiasts worldwide under the agreement.
Bozeman, Mont. — Oboz Footwear has moved to a bigger headquarters located in a renovated 1900s-era building in the heart of downtown Bozeman. The building gives Oboz the space it needs to accommodate its growth.
Ventura, Calif. — Patagonia wants to dig up the dirt on what it takes to manufacture denim with its new collection that uses environmentally friendlier dye, Fair Trade Certified sewing practices and 100 percent organically grown cotton. What company leaders called the "filthy business of conventional denim" drove Patagonia to rethink the process, according to a news release.
Latham, N.Y. — Insulation and fabrics manufacturer PrimaLoft has been confirmed as the largest supplier of bluesign-approved insulations. The company was the first branded synthetic insulation manufacturer to obtain the certificiation for its products in December 2010 and now offers 16 different bluesign-certified PrimaLoft insulations, including staple fibers and continuous filaments.
Sparta, Tenn. — Jackson Kayak plans to introduce four platforms of Made-in-the-USA kayaks for kayak fishermen and outdoors people at Outdoor Retailer. At the same time, Orion Coolers — part of the Jackson Kayak family — plans to unveil the Orion 85, its largest cooler to date with dimensions of 17.8 by 36.7 by 15.5 inches.
Petaluma, Calif. — Cortez, Colo.-based Osprey Packs and CamelBak Products LLC have settled a patent infringement lawsuit between the two companies filed on Feb. 27. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. CamelBak had sued Osprey in California Northern District Court claiming patent infringement of its hands-free reservoir hydration system.