Sunday, July 30, 2017

Bed company files infringement lawsuit against Leggett & Platt

In a lawsuit filed in the Eastern District of Texas this week, Knickerbocker Bed Company claims Carthage-based Leggett & Platt infringed on its trade dress rights with its emBrace line of bed frames that it has sold since 2011.

From Furniture Today:

“Knickerbocker alleges this infringement was committed with willful intent for the purpose of trading on Knickerbocker’s goodwill and business reputation, with Leggett’s knowledge of the lack of right to do so, and has caused Knickerbocker damage,” according to the lawsuit.

Leggett & Platt denies the claims in Knickerbocker's petition.

John Case, president of Leggett's Consumer Products Group issued the following statement:

“Leggett & Platt is prepared to vigorously defend all the accusations and allegations in defense of the Presto bed frame. We have invested substantial time and resources in developing our own intellectual property position for the Presto bed frame, and we likewise respect the intellectual property rights of others."

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