In part two of my Shark Tank Scottevest three part series of posts based on my conversations with Scott Jordan, I'd like to correct the following paragraph which appeared in the original post:
“Actually, Scott Jordan has only taken adversarial legal action twice with regards to his clothing patents. In one case, there is a Chinese company that has completely ripped off his entire retail clothing line, name and all. This Chinese company is selling cheap knock offs of ScotteVests and even uses the same logo! Another example he gave me was a company was using a pocket system called the “George Pocket” Scott had patented. He became aware of the infringement and contacted the company, seeking to approach them as a licensing partner- a strategy he uses anytime he becomes aware of an infringement. So far, this strategy has been a success. In this case, he was completely ignored and the company continued to violate the patent and he was forced to sue.”
According to Mr. Jordan's staff:
” In one case, there is a Chinese company that has completely ripped off his entire retail clothing line, name and all. “- They are not manufacturing our stuff, they just trademarked our company name which has complicated selling and manufacturing in China.
We have a patent pending on this pocket (The George Pocket), but the actual issue was that another company completely knocked off our entire clothing design. Including the FULL pocket structure and even our patented features.
We are currently pursing legal action against both of these parties and the outcomes are looking unsurprisingly favorable to us.”
The Shark Tank keeps getting more interesting every day!