100%® Issues Clarifying Press Release on Italian Court’s Decision
The following was provided by 100% as a follow up to a previous statement sent on January 22, 2021.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – February 1, 2021 – 100%®, the San Diego-based sports performance company has prevailed in a multiyear design infringement matter against the company H&H SPORTS PROTECTION S.R.L. and its “Just 1” brand. The decision was approved for publication on 14 January 2021 by the Court of Rome and summarized in a press release issued by 100% January 22, 2021.
The court declared H&H guilty of unfair competition consisting of counterfeiting 100%’s registered community design and ordered H&H to pay costs of the proceedings in favor of 100%, while prohibiting H&H from producing and selling the IRIS mask and setting a penalty for each day of non-compliance. The court declared lack of jurisdiction about the validity of 100%’s registered community design, which was however declared valid by the European Intellectual Property Office on 22 March 2019. The Italian court did invalidate part of H&H’S international design registration based on 100% rights. This is the most recent victory for 100% in its enforcement strategy attests to the global strength of 100%’s brand and technologies. Prior victories have resulted in destruction of existing molds, damages and fines.
100%, based in San Diego, California, is an independent premium sports brand with a focus in performance eyewear, technical apparel and sports protection. 100% empowers today’s most demanding athletes with the performance technologies and gear they need to compete at the top of a wide variety of sports.
100% is inspiring a new generation of athletes and asking them: “How much effort do you give?” The 100% brand boasts an impressive roster of athletes include seven-time Tour de France green jersey winner and three-time road cycling world champ Peter Sagan, reigning AMA Supercross champion Cooper Webb, three-time downhill mountain biking world champion Sam Hill, UCI cross-country mountain bike world and European champ Jolanda Neff, Brazilian ultra-running phenom Fernanda Maciel, four-time and reigning UCI downhill world champ Loïc Bruni, 2013 Ironman world champion Frederik Van Lierde, 2019 MLB rookie of the year Pete Alonso and San Diego Padres star shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.