Nite Ize, Inc. filed a complaint for patent infringement against Kevin M. Clark d/b/a Elite Tech Gear and Elite Brands Worldwide on August 1. Nite Ize accuses Mr. Clark of infringing U.S. Design Patent Nos. D774,879, titled “Tie Wrap for Bundling Objects;” and D616,292, titled “Twist Tie.” Nite Ize alleges that Mr. Clark sells “knock-offs” of Nite Ize’s Gear Tie products.
The complaint also includes claims for trade dress infringement, trademark infringement, unfair competition, wrongful importation, violation of the Colorado Consumer Protection Act, and unjust enrichment.
Nite Ize is represented by Scott Baker, Robert Ziemian, and Michael Goodman of Haynes and Boone, LLP, Denver, Colorado.
The complaint is available here.