FAIRPORT HARBOR, Ohio, Oct. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- OurPet's Company (OTC BB: OPCO, www.ourpets.com), a leading proprietary pet supply company, today announced the receipt of the US Patent Office Utility Patent No. 8286589 for the market changing Durapet® technology related to "non-skid material permanently bonded to the base of metal pet bowls". Utility patents are also pending in Canada and other countries. Several Durapet® design patents have been previously issued. In addition, the proprietary, patented Durapet® technology benefits now include bowl skid elimination, noise reduction and aesthetic enhancement.
Since their introduction, Durapet® bowls have established a new standard in the stainless steel category and are found in leading retailers in the United States, Canada and other parts of the world. The Durapet® offering includes over fifty cat and dog bowls. The latest Durapet® Fashion Bowl Line will be released in the next few months.Dr. Steve Tsengas, Chairman/CEO, commented, "Although the patent took longer than we had anticipated, we are very excited that we have finally been awarded USA Patent No. 8286589 in recognition of the unique, proprietary Durapet® technology. We are actively developing strategies to quickly capitalize on the tremendous potential of the Durapet® intellectual technology." About The OurPet's Company The OurPet's Company was founded in 1995 when it began making the revolutionary Big Dog Feeder® raised feeding system. Committed to remaining always on the cutting edge of innovation for the health, safety, comfort and enjoyment of pets, the company is proud to include the following top brands in its portfolio: Flappy® dog toys, Durapet® Premium Stainless Steel Pet Bowls, Pet Zone®, ecoPure® Naturals , Cosmic Catnip™ , SmartScoop® and Play-N-Squeak® cat toys. The OurPet's Company is publicly traded as OPCO (OTC BB). For a full listing of consumer brands, visit www.ourpets.com. Certain of the matters set forth in this press release are forward-looking and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Among the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially are the following: business conditions and growth in the industry; general economic conditions; addition or loss of significant customers; the loss of key personnel; product development; competition; risks of doing business abroad; foreign government regulations; fluctuations in foreign rates; rising costs for raw materials and the unavailability of sources of supply; the timing of orders booked; and the other risks that are described from time to time in OurPet's SEC reports.