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Telescope Casual Reports Resolution in Design Patent Infringement Case Against Williams Mfg

Telescope Casual Reports Resolution in Design Patent Infringement Case Against Williams Mfg

GRANVILLE, NY – After more than 10 months of active litigation, Telescope Casual Furniture’s design patent infringement case against Williams Mfg. d/b/a Leisure Creations of Huntsville, Ala., has been resolved. 

In December of 2019, after learning of Williams Mfg.’s Coastal Chaise Lounge, Telescope sued Williams Mfg. d/b/a Leisure Creations and Christopher Williams for design patent infringement of Telescope US D704,463, in Federal District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. This is a design patent protecting the Bazza Chaise Lounge, winner of the prestigious ICFA Design Excellence Award.

The resolution includes a Consent Judgment prohibiting…

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Mark Cannon to Chair ICFA Sales Rep Council

Mark Cannon to Chair ICFA Sales Rep Council

HIGH POINT, N.C. – Mark Cannon, an independent sales representative based in St. Charles, Ill., is stepping up to serve a three-year term as chair of the International Casual Furnishings Association Sales Representative Council.

The ICFA Sales Representative Council was formed in 2016 and represents approximately 120 independent sales representative members nationwide. With development of a new sales associate training program among the priorities for ICFA this year, the Rep Council includes 15 members to provide greater guidance for the program’s instructive content. In addition, the group provides insight and advice to the ICFA Board of Directors related to…

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Glen Raven Expands on Warranty for Sunbrella® Fabrics

Glen Raven Expands on Warranty for Sunbrella® Fabrics

BURLINGTON, N.C. — Glen Raven Custom Fabrics has announced an enhanced warranty for Sunbrella® fabrics to include replacement labor costs in all categories, including residential and commercial upholstery, shade, and marine applications in the rare instances when replacement fabric may be needed.

With the inclusion of replacement costs, Sunbrella fabrics are backed by the most comprehensive warranties in the industry. Sunbrella is currently the only performance fabric brand to guarantee against loss of color and strength, plus pilling and abrasion, with a five-year limited warranty for upholstery fabrics that now includes labor coverage for the first three years in…

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Dometic Launches MoBar Premium Range of Outdoor Mobile Bars

Dometic Launches MoBar Premium Range of Outdoor Mobile Bars

CHICAGO - Swedish mobile living expert Dometic is adding to its premium appliance/outdoor living offerings with a new range of outdoor mobile beverage bars. The Dometic MoBar series’ design and functionality are created to entertain. Ideal for residential or hospitality environments, the highly-anticipated product is now available to order in the United States.

The idea for the Dometic MoBar came from an observation that there are no products purposely designed for serving beverages outdoors in a fashionable way. While there are many solutions for food in the market, there is a lack of options in the beverage category.

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Ray Murray, Inc. Announces New Corporate Vice Presidents

Ray Murray, Inc. Announces New Corporate Vice Presidents

LEE, MA - Mike Hopsicker, president & CEO of Ray Murray, has elevated two new vice presidents named to the leadership team at RMI. Casey Harvey has been promoted to vice president of Sales, and Scott Porter has assumed the role of vice president of Operations on RMI.

Casey Harvey started with RMI as a regional sales manager in 2008. Prior to RMI, he spent 10 years with Carroll Independent Fuel Company in Baltimore, MD where he was manager of Sales and Marketing after quickly rising through the ranks in various positions of increasing responsibility in sales and marketing.

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Hopsicker Acquires Ray Murray, Inc.

Hopsicker Acquires Ray Murray, Inc.

LEE, MA - Mike Hopsicker has acquired 100% ownership of Ray Murray Inc. (RMI). The partnership between Hopsicker and the Murray family started in 2005 when they began working together on a planned transition of ownership. Prior to RMI, Mike was CEO of Agway Inc., and spent 8 years as the CEO of Agway Energy Products, one of the largest retail marketers of propane and fuel oil in the US.

Over the last several years, the company and its industries certainly faced their share of headwinds and challenges, but ultimately RMI was able to enjoy significant growth and expand its…

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Brams to Chair 2021 ICFA Retail Council

Brams to Chair 2021 ICFA Retail Council

HIGH POINT, N.C. – Karen Brams, president of Island Living & Patio in West Palm Beach, Fla., is serving as the 2021 chair of the International Casual Furnishings Association Retail Council following four years as a member.

Collins Stuart, owner of Outdoor Living in St. George, Utah, steps up to Vice Chair after serving on the Retail Council for the past two years.

The ICFA Retail Council represents the approximately 120 outdoor specialty store members nationwide and provides a strong voice in the leadership of the trade association. The Retail Council is the sponsor of the ICFA Industry Roundtables…

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ICFA Renews 2021 Richard Frinier Design Scholarship

ICFA Renews 2021 Richard Frinier Design Scholarship

HIGH POINT, N.C. – The International Casual Furnishings Association has renewed the Richard Frinier Design Scholarship program initiated four years ago, following cancellation in 2020 due to challenges of the pandemic. At the same time, the renowned designer and his wife and business partner, Catherine, have increased the scholarship award to $2,500.

The annual product design competition was created to inspire and encourage students of design to create innovative outdoor living spaces for residential, contract and hospitality environments. “We wish to encourage the work of young designers and help them to discover the vast opportunities to bring the quality…

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