MEDWAY, MA -- Cybex International Inc. has responded to infringements of its intellectual property rights related to its patented plate-loaded leg press and the company’s pending patent applications for the Bravo Functional Trainer.
Cybex conducted investigations during the International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association trade show in March in San Diego. The investigations uncovered four separate violations of the company’s intellectual property, according to Cybex.
Cybex has demanded that the offending parties cease and desist from manufacturing, selling or importing into the United States products that incorporate Cybex intellectual property, according to a Cybex press release. Each party has agreed to comply with the demand, Cybex said.
“Cybex devotes a tremendous amount of time, energy and resources to research and development,” says Ray Giannelli, Cybex senior vice president, research and development. “This has resulted in dozens of patents for our industry-leading strength and cardio training equipment. Some of our competitors may be looking for shortcuts and find it easier to copy than to innovate. We will always strive to protect the intellectual property we’ve worked so hard to create.”