GRANDVILLE, MI- Decorative furniture and hardware designer and manufacturer Belwith Products and its divisions Keeler and Hickory Hardware, reached a settlement on a lawsuit filed last October against La-Z-Boy subsidiaries Hammary Furniture Co., American Drew and Kincaid Furniture Co.
Belwith claimed that these three La-Z-Boy subsidiaries were in violation of its intellectual property rights, including patent and copyright infringement. Kincaid, American Drew and Hammary, allegedly purchased, directly or indirectly, from third party sources, certain hardware that was later found to infringe on one or more Belwith / Keeler patents or copyrights.
"Belwith owns and continues to develop substantial intellectual property rights in all of its existing products offerings, as well as in its new products" says Tom Guido, Belwith Products general manager. "These rights have been created and protected at great expense to Belwith and its predecessors in interest."
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