MONROE, La., May 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A court-ordered worldwide injunction is now in full force as of Friday the 24th of May, prohibiting Jackel International (the UK maker of Tommee Tippee brand baby products, owned by private equity group 3i) and all affiliates from selling, offering for sale, advertising, marketing and/or promoting any copies of NUBY®'s silicone compression valve: (1) soft spout cups, (2) flip-top cups, and (3) straw cups.
A jury found Jackel in violation of Louisiana's unfair trade practices act and in breach of contracts in connection with their copying and imitating Luv n' care's proprietary NUBY® brand no-spill drinking products. As a result of Jackel's violations, Luv n' care was awarded both attorneys' fees, costs and significant monetary damages in excess of $1.4 million, and the Honorable 4th Judicial District Court Judge ordered a permanent injunction stopping worldwide sales of the aforementioned Tommee Tippee products.
This lawsuit follows a string of successful legal victories and ongoing proceedings to protect NUBY's rights in its innovations, including suits against: Jackel, Walgreens, Atico, Royal King of Thailand, Kmart, Sassy, The First Years, Philips GmbH (parent company of Philips AVENT), Baby King, Novatex, and others.
"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 copy in violation of the law," said Luv n' care's CEO Edward Hakim. "Hopefully, this jury verdict and the judge's entry of an injunction will deter all other copiers. As always, we will continue to set the bar for innovation in our industry, and of course we will vigorously protect our intellectual property rights."
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 brands in the world and holds countless patents in its full infant feeding and teething lines. With countless coveted industry awards, 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.