Terrybear Files Intellectual Property Lawsuit against Bass-Mollett

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Terrybear Files Intellectual Property Lawsuit against Bass-Mollett
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Terrybear Files Intellectual Property Lawsuit against Bass-Mollett

ST. PAUL, MN. Terrybear Urns & Memorials, an industry leader in cremation urns, announced it sued Bass-Mollett over alleged unauthorized copying and sales of several of Terrybear’s protected designs. The lawsuit seeks damages and an injunction to prevent Bass-Mollett from selling any products copying Terrybear’s intellectual property.

Terrybear has been a clear innovation leader in the cremation urn and memorial industry for over 30 years. At its inception, the death care industry was just starting to recognize the need to offer cremation urns in addition to caskets. Terrybear focused its efforts on designing and creating unique urns and keepsakes that were affordable, beautiful and of superior quality. Most of the urns at that time were made of solid bronze, pewter, or copper which were expensive. The designs Terrybear brought to the market years ago, and new products the company designs today, fill a need for affordability while maintaining the beauty and superior quality.

“Our copyrights, trademarks, and patents help protect the many innovative design advancements and extensive investment we’ve made through the years – and when it becomes necessary, we take action to protect these important assets,” said Julie Myser, who heads up product development and intellectual property at Terrybear. “Terrybear’s intellectual property has been a foundation for its growth and sustainability,” added Myser.