MONROE, La., May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Luv n' care, Ltd. – maker of the famous NUBY® brand infant products – has announced that it has sued Cudlie Accessories, LLC in the District Court for the Southern District of New York for infringement of its trade dress associated with the designs of its soft top, flip top and straw top cups. Luv n' care intends to amend its complaint shortly to include a trade dress infringement cause of action related to the design of its hard top cups. Luv n' care's complaint also accuses Cudlie of unfair competition due its marketing of confusingly similar no-spill cup designs to those of Luv n' care.
"Luv n' care will continue to protect its intellectual property that covers its unique designs against all those who knock us off," said Luv n' care's CEO Edward Hakim. "We have invested millions in cup designs and we will serve as the research and development department for other companies. At NUBY®, we value innovating and dedicating ourselves to creating the best products in the world. We make these products to better the lives of children and parents, not for our competitors to steal and copy."
This lawsuit follows a string of successful legal victories protecting NUBY's rights in its innovations, including suits against: Jackel International, Walgreens, Atico, Royal King of Thailand, Kmart, Sassy, The First Years, Philips GmbH (parent company of Philips AVENT), Baby King, Novatex, and others. Luv n' care has also filed further lawsuits against Munchkin, Toys R' Us/Babies R' Us, and others for copying its no-spill cups, and violating the intellectual property rights therein. Moreover, Luv n' care is in the process of preparing and filing additional lawsuits against retailers and manufacturers who willfully continue to carry or copy its protected intellectual property products. "Consumers deserve true innovation. Until infringers are made to pay, real innovation will be underfunded – to the detriment of children and parents everywhere," concluded CEO Edward Hakim.
Founded in 1972, Luv n' care Ltd. – which produces and sells under the NUBY® brand – is one of the leading baby and toddler product innovators in the world. NUBY's mission is to create fun, safe products that aid in the development of children while making parents' lives easier. Its products are well known not only throughout the United States, but also in over 150 countries worldwide thanks to its unique patents and designs. As the inventor of numerous patented no-spill cups, NUBY® is one of the leading cup brands in the world and holds countless patents in its full infant feeding and teething lines. With many coveted industry awards worldwide, NUBY has decades of experience and will continue to better the lives of parents and children around the globe. For more information, please visit www.nuby.com.
SOURCE Luv n' care, Ltd.