Logan Graphic Products, based in Wauconda, Illinois, has announced the successful conclusion of a federal lawsuit it filed against TCP Global (doing business as U.S. Art Supply) and its president, Dan Faucett, in San Diego. In the multi-count suit, Logan accused TCP Global and Faucett of infringing Logan’s trade dress by importing, manufacturing and selling Chinese-made mat-cutting equipment. It was specifically designed to appear identical or nearly identical to well-known Logan products.
Ultimately, the U.S. District Court for the north District of Illinois entered a Consent Judgment and Permanent Injunction against TCP Global and Faucett, permanently enjoining and restraining them from importing, manufacturing or selling the infringing products. The defendants also have been ordered to immediately destroy their remaining inventory of such products.
“This suit was brought as part of Logan’s ongoing commitment to protect its established brand and the distinctive design of its mat-cutting products in the marketplace,” states Curt Logan, president of Logan Graphic. “Logan will not hesitate to take similar actions against rip-off products in order to preserve the longstanding goodwill associated with the Logan brand, and to protect its dealers and consumers from the confusions resulting from the entry of substandard and infringing products into the market.
Logan products are available from hundreds of authorized dealers in more than 50 countries.