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NUBY® Wins Major Legal Victory Over TOMMEE TIPPEE®





MONROE, La., Feb. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Luv n' care, Ltd. – maker of the famous NUBY® brand infant products – announced today that it won a jury verdict against Jackel International Ltd., the UK maker of Tommee Tippee® brand baby products.  Jackel and its subsidiaries were found liable for illegally engaging in unfair trade practices and breach of contract in connection with their copying and imitating Luv n' care's proprietary NUBY® brand no-spill drinking products.  As a result of the Court's verdict, Jackel will be forced to pay monetary damages and expected attorneys' fees well into the seven figures.  In addition, the Court is expected to enter an injunction in accordance with the verdict, which will permanently prevent Jackel and all of its subsidiaries from further selling its silicone valved soft top sippy cups, flip top cups with a valve in the straw, and straw cups with a valve in the straw, anywhere in the world.

The jury found that the Tommee Tippee® brand soft top, straw top, and flip top sippy cups (all with silicone valves) are unlawful imitations of NUBY® products, in violation of Jackel's agreements to respect Luv n' care's rights in its innovative and proprietary NUBY® designs.  Jackel and its affiliates were also held liable for unfair trade practices in their sale of imitation cups and use of those imitations to displace genuine NUBY® products from retailers in the marketplace.

The affiliates – Mayborn Group Limited, Mayborn USA, Inc. (MUSA), Product Marketing Mayborn, Inc. (PMM), Jackel China, Ltd. (JCL), and Mayborn ANZ Pty Ltd. (MANZ) – were all determined to operate as a single business enterprise with Jackel liable for each entity's wrongful acts.  This now marks the second time in a little over a decade that Jackel International, currently owned by private equity group 3i, has been found liable for violating another company's rights by copying their no-spill cups (Haberman v Jackel Intl. Ltd, 1999). 

"The lawsuit against Tommee Tippee® was about much more than just money," said Luv n' care's CEO Edward Hakim.  "It was about values.  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.  I want to thank the jury for signaling to Tommee Tippee® and the rest of the industry that stealing another company's designs is wrong." 

The jury awarded Luv n' care significant monetary damages for Jackel's illegal activities, and fully upheld the validity of Luv n' care's rights in every one of its designs challenged by Jackel in Court.  More importantly, the Jackel companies will have to permanently cease further sale and distribution of the illegal products anywhere in the world.

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