Higganum, CT. (August 20, 2019) — GCI Outdoor, Inc. (“GCI Outdoor”), creators of industry leading portable, built-to-last outdoor recreation equipment, announced today that it has filed a Complaint for patent infringement with the U.S. International Trade Commission (“ITC”) against six proposed Respondents, including Denovo Brands, LLC, Zenithen USA LLC and Westfield Outdoor, Inc. d/b/a Westfield Outdoors.
GCI Outdoor alleges that these companies are violating Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 by unlawfully selling for importation and importing collapsible and portable articles of furniture that infringe GCI Outdoor’s U.S. Patent Nos. 9,060,611 and 9,282,824. GCI Outdoor requests that the ITC issue an exclusion order enforced by U.S. Customs that would bar these companies from importing the accused infringing devices into the United States, as well as a cease and desist orders preventing the sale and distribution of accused devices that already entered the United States.
“Innovation and product development are at the core of who we are at GCI Outdoor,” said Dan Grace, Co-President of GCI Outdoor. “They set us apart from our competitors. We will continue to vigorously defend our intellectual property to protect our business and the investments we have made in our technology over the last two decades.”
About GCI Outdoor, Inc.
GCI Outdoor, Inc. was founded by lifelong friends, Dan Grace and Jeff Polke, in 1996. Over the last two decades, GCI Outdoor has become one of the outdoor industry’s leading innovators of outdoor recreational gear with products that include chairs, camp tables, stadium seats, canoe seats, and more. Offering high-quality gear to outdoor lovers of all kinds, GCI Outdoor products can be found at thousands of high-quality retail locations worldwide and online at www.gcioutdoor.com.